On his part, the Deputy Chief Justice Richard Buteera who has equally witnessed the administration of oaths, has warned the Magistrates against poor writing of judgments and late delivery of their decisions which he says is one of the noticeable vices in the Judiciary.
In his letter dated June 10 2021, Ssekaana notes that Mabirizi filed a case against the Attorney General and the same was brought to his attention by the Deputy Registrar of the court out of concern that it was the third similar matter filed by him in a space of two weeks.
Mabirizi in documents filed before the Civil Division wants an injunction restraining the Commission from proceeding with the process undertaken and decisions it has reached in shortlisting, interviewing, appointing and recommending to the President for appointment of applicants for Judicial Officers.
The Government is seeking to stay the implementation of a recent Constitutional Court orders to the effect that a serving Judge should retire before being appointed to a new job in the executive arm of government or constitutional office.
Mabirizi said that having served as a personal lawyer to President Yoweri Museveni, he did not qualify to head a panel that was constituted to hear a presidential election petition filed by Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, challenging the outcome of the January 14, polls.
In her statement issued on Saturday, Langa Siu, says “the latest appointments are mostly intended to address staffing gaps in the magisterial areas especially in view of the anticipated election-related petitions with strict timelines.”