President Museveni has appointed three justices to the Supreme Court and another to the Court of Appeal.
All three judges including Christopher Madrama, Elizabeth Musoke and Stephen Musota have been serving as Justices of the Court of Appeal.
President also appointed NRM Director Legal Affairs, Oscar Kihiika to the Court of Appeal.
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Their promotion is included in a statement issued by the State House on October, 31, 2022 addressed to the Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon Anita Among.
“In exercise of powers vested in the president by Article 142(i) of the Constitution, I have acting on the advice of the Judicial Service Commission appointed justices of the Supreme Court,” the letter reads in part.
The Supreme Court of Uganda is the highest judicial organ in Uganda. It derives its powers from Article 130 of the 1995 Constitution. It is primarily an appellate court with original jurisdiction in only one type of case: a presidential election petition.
The Supreme Court is headed by the Chief Justice Owiny Dollo and has ten other justices.
Studied law at Makerere University, Uganda’s largest and oldest public university, graduating in 1989 with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree. The next year, he received a Diploma in Legal Practice, from the Law Development Centre, in Kampala, the national capital. He was then admitted to the Uganda Bar Later, he obtained a Master of Laws degree in Women’s Law, from the University of Zimbabwe
In 1990, he took up employment as a state attorney, in the Uganda Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, working in that capacity until 1999. He was then elevated to Principal State Attorney.
He was appointed as a judge of the High Court of Uganda in June 2010. Over the years, he served in the various divisions of the high court, including the commercial division and the executions division. In February 2018, Madrama was appointed to the Uganda Court of Appeal, and was successfully vetted by the Ugandan parliament.
Has served as Ugandan Justice of the Court of Appeal of Uganda, since September 2015.
She was born and educated in Uganda for her pre-university education. She earned a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from Makerere University, the nation’s oldest and largest public University. She also obtained a Diploma in Legal Practice, from the Law Development Centre, in Kampala, the country’s capital city. She was admitted to the Uganda Bar as a practicing lawyer.
She worked with the ministry of justice for several years and left at the rank of Principal State Attorney to join the Inspectorate of Government as Director Legal Affairs in 1999.
In July 2013, she was appointed to serve as a judge of the High Court of Uganda, assigned to the civil division, serving in that capacity until October 2015, when she was elevated to the Court of Appeal, which doubles as the Constitutional Court of Uganda.
Stephen Musota was appointed to the court of appeal on 8 February 2018.
He studied law at Makerere University, graduating in 1982 with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree. The following year, he obtained a Diploma in Legal Practice, from the Law Development Centre, in Kampala, the national capital. He was then admitted to the Uganda Bar.
In 1984, he was appointed as a Magistrate Grade One, rising to the level of Senior Principal Magistrate Grade One in 1992. He went on to work as Chief Magistrate, then as Deputy Registrar and then Registrar of the High Court.
He was appointed as a judge of the High Court of Uganda in 2004. He served as the head of the civil division of the high court. In February 2018, Musota was appointed to the Uganda Court of Appeal, and was successfully vetted by the Ugandan parliament.
Stephen Musota served on the Task Force on the Reforms of Criminal and Civil Laws in 2015, to which he was appointed by the Chief Justice of Uganda. In 2016, he was appointed to the Case Backlog Reduction Committee of the Uganda Judiciary. In 2017, he was appointed as a member of the Committee on Reform of Legislation on Civil Procedures in Uganda.