Kafuuzi was appointed during President Yoweri Museveni’s latest cabinet reshuffle, announced in December 2019, to take on a position hitherto occupied by Mwesigwa Rukutana. However, his approval was deferred after the appointments committee chaired by the Speaker of Parliament questioned his experience as an advocate of the High Court.
Kafuuzi, who missed out on the administration of oath early this week said that contrary to the queries, he has an experience spanning 13 years in the legal field, eight of them as an advocate of the high court. He is optimistic that the committee will give him a nod as soon as members reconvene to review his credentials as submitted by the judiciary.
Mwesigwa Rukutana, the deputy attorney general today said that the Human Rights Enforcement Bill, 2015 currently before parliament is not necessary. Rukutana noted the presence of different laws on the protection, promotion and enforcement of rights and freedoms. He was appearing before parliaments Legal committee currently scrutinising the Human Rights Enforcement Bill, 2015.
David Mpanga, a prominent city lawyer says there is nothing wrong or legal contradiction in the law. He instead blames the clashes of various agencies on institutional breakdown and poor interpretation of the law.