Deputy chief justice Kavuma retires
JUSTICE STEVEN Kavuma’s tenure officially came to an end last week on Friday, when he reached the mandatory retirement age of 70.
Nevertheless, the law allows Justice Kavuma, who was synonymous with controversial interim orders, three more months to clear pending work. This means that he is not supposed to take on any more files or assignments.
Justice Kavuma is expected to concentrate on the pending parliamentary election appeals as he took on the most.
The Constitution has set the retirement age for a justice of the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court at 70 years, while a High Court judge should retire at 65.
Justice Kavuma’s retirement has come before the Supreme Court determines a case challenging his appointment.
Ntungamo Municipality MP Gerald Karuhanga, who lodged the suit, claimed President Museveni hand-picked Justice Kavuma for the deputy chief justice job and ignored names forwarded by the Judicial Service Commission.