President Yoweri Museveni named Justice Bart Magunda Katureebe as the new Chief Justice, ending a nearly two-year wait for a substantive leader of the Judiciary. Judge Katureebe, a member of the Supreme Court, will have his in-tray full as the leadership vacuum in Uganda’s justice system had reinforced the lack of adequate staffing, funding, soaring case backlogs, lack of independence, cohesion, and credibility.
In June 2013, former Chief Justice Benjamin Odoki retired at the age of 70 – the age limit for the position according to the Constitution – and was reappointed by President Museveni in July the same year sparking a court battle that pitted parliament and the judiciary against the executive.The president also picked Justice Stephen Kavuma for deputy Chief Justice. The absence of a CJ was the highlight of 16th edition of the Judges’ Conference last January, where the judges likened themselves to sheep without a shepherd.
1974: Bart Magunda Katureebe obtained his Bachelor of Laws Degree from Makerere University, Kampala and started working as a State Attorney in the Ministry of justice the following year.
1983: Joined private practice until 1988 when he was appointed Deputy Minister for Regional Cooperation.
1991-1992: Deputy Minister for Industry and Technology 1992-1996 State Minister for Health and a member of the National Resistance Council
1994-1995: Elected member of the Constituent Assembly representing Bunyaruguru County
1996-2001: Appointed Minister for Justice and Constitutional Affairs and Attorney General. As AG, he represented Uganda at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, Netherlands where the Democratic Republic of Congo dragged Uganda for plundering its natural resources
2001: Joined private legal practice and started a law firm, Kampala Associated Advocates.
2005: Appointed Supreme Court Judge. He also was Chairman Board of Directors of the New Vision Printing and Publishing Company Ltd, Director with Standard Chartered Bank, and a Director National Insurance Corporation.
2015: Appointed Chief Justice
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