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13 Shortlisted to Become Supreme Court Justices

Judicial Service Commission, Brig.Charles Wacha Angulo, is among 13 people shortlisted to become Supreme Court Justices. Brig.Wacha was among the 19 generals who retired from active service of the Ugandan army in July.

Other candidates on the list are; Catherine Bamugemereire, Hellen Obura, Ezekiel Muhanguzi, Stephen Musota, Elizabeth Musoke, Cheborion Barishaki, Goeffrey Kiryabwire, Percy Tuhaise and Joseph Murangira.

The Director of Public Prosecutions, Mike Chibita, Justice Henry Peter Adonyo Atim, and Raphael Baku, the former Deputy Inspector General of Government are also on the list.

Criteria used

Only one person qualifies for appointment as a justice of the Supreme Court. This person should have served as a justice of the Appeals court or High Court.

Someone can also be appointed a justice of the Supreme Court if they have served a court similar to a jurisdiction with the High Court, Court of Appeal or has practiced as an advocate for a period not less than 15 years.

The shortlisted persons will be recommended to President Museveni. The president will he choose three names after which he will send to parliament for approval.