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Ex-Nabweru magistrate loses case

By Vision Reporter

Added 16th December 2009 03:00 AM

THE Court of Appeal has dismissed a petition by Aggrey Bwire, the former Nabweru Court chief magistrate, challenging his dismissal from the Judiciary.

By Edward Anyoli

THE Court of Appeal has dismissed a petition by Aggrey Bwire, the former Nabweru Court chief magistrate, challenging his dismissal from the Judiciary.

Bwire, who was sacked from the Judiciary in February last year for professional misconduct, had petitioned the court to have him re-instated.

He was interdicted by the disciplinary committee of the Judicial Service Commission, pending inquires and was eventually fired from service.

Justices Alice Mpagi, Amos Twinomujuni and George Engwau unanimously dismissed the appeal, saying it lacked merit.

In his appeal, Bwire said the committee, which sat on February 14, 2008 and decided to dismiss him, lacked quorum.
He argued that only three members instead of six agreed on his sacking.

State attorney Margaret Nabakooza said the Judicial Service Commission is mandated to carry out dismissals.
She added that the committee was well constituted and had a quorum.

Ex-Nabweru magistrate loses case

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