The Principal Judge Dr. Flavian Zeija has made changes in the Judiciary in which 26 Judges were transferred from one station to another.
In the new changes, Justice Wilson Kwesiga, the head of High Court’s Criminal Division will be Making final touches on his judicial work as he prepares for retirement later this year, while Justice Michael Elubu, the current head of the Civil Division, takes over the reins of the Criminal Division.
Elubu will be deputized by Justice Tadeo Asiimwe (formerly Mbarara Senior Resident Judge), who will replace Lady Justice Flavia Senoga Anglin who also retires from service next month.
In other changes, Justice Dr. Andrew Bashaija, who has been away on sick leave, has been sent to the High Court’s International Crimes Division as deputy head, where he will replace Lady Justice Jane. F Kiggundu, who is on transfer to Mbarara as a resident judge.
Justice Musa Sekaana has been elevated as new head of the Civil Division of the High Court, and will be deputized by Justice Emmanuel Baguma.
Similarly, Gulu Resident Judge, Stephen Mubiru, is being transferred to Kampala to head the Commercial Division of the High Court, where he will replace Justice Dr. Henry Peter Adonyo,
who has been transferred to Soroti as Senior Resident Judge.
“The changes have been made with a view of attaining more efficient delivery of judicial services,” said Dr. Zeija.
“The judges transferred are required to complete matters that are in advanced stages before the handover and relocation to the new stations. They (judges on transfer) should not take on new files.”
The transfers also come with re-deployments of Judges: Henrietta Wolayo, Elizabeth Kabanda, and Margret Mutonyi formerly at the Executions and Bailiffs Division of the High Court that was recently dissolved.
Justice Henry Peter Adonyo the Head of Commercial Division has been moved to Soroti as the Resident Judge and many others.