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Wengi tipped on suspension

By Vision Reporter

Added 7th January 2007 03:00 AM

THE Government has advised judge Richard Oscar Okumu Wengi who has been suspended, to defend himself before the special tribunal set up to probe allegations of misconduct against him rather than asking the High Court to reverse his suspension.

THE Government has advised judge Richard Oscar Okumu Wengi who has been suspended, to defend himself before the special tribunal set up to probe allegations of misconduct against him rather than asking the High Court to reverse his suspension.

By Hillary Kiirya

THE Government has advised judge Richard Oscar Okumu Wengi who has been suspended, to defend himself before the special tribunal set up to probe allegations of misconduct against him rather than asking the High Court to reverse his suspension.

Wengi’s application is misconceived since he has never been removed from office, the Government through the Attorney General, said.

“It is abundantly clear that the applicant (Wengi) was never dismissed and denied the opportunity to present his defence (before the tribunal),” said acting director for civil litigation, Joseph Matsiko, in his submission.

“What the applicant should do is to present his defence in the tribunal proceedings.”

Okumu Wengi petitioned the High Court, claiming he was removed from a judicial office as part of a plot.

He accused the Chief Justice, Benjamin Odoki and the Judicial Service Commission of being part of the plot.

Wengi also complained that he was denied a fair hearing before the decision was taken against him.

Justice Vincent Kiibuka Musoke will rule on the case on January 31.

Wengi tipped on suspension

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