NRM loyal cadre justice Kavuma officially retires

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Justice Steven Kavuma

Outgoing Deputy Chief Justice Steven Kavuma will officially end his tenure today, Friday September 29, 2017. He will be 70 years old Saturday.

Justice Kavuma will only be allowed three more months to clear any pending work at his desk especially pending parliamentary election appeals.

According to the Constitution, a justice of the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court should retire upon clocking 70 years while a judge of the High Court retires upon clocking 65 years.

Kavuma leaves without resolving a case file against his appointment by Ntungamo Municipality MP Gerald Karuhanga.

Kavuma has clashed with several people who accuse him of issuing stupid injunctions favouring the ruling NRM government.

He clashed with Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga over the January 2017 interim intended to block Parliament from inquiring into the Shs6b presidential hand-shake to selected civil servants, who had successfully participated in an oil case litigation in the UK.

In 2013, Kavuma issued an interim order for the exit of Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago from City Hall following his impeachment by KCCA councillors.

On August 26, 2016, he issued an interim order stopping criminal proceedings against the Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura before Makindye Chief Magistrates’ Court.

In a bid to falsify his age by a year, Justice Kavuma had presented a contrary date of retirement of September 29, next year yet the official date of his birth is September 29, 1947, meaning he retires officially tomorrow when he clocks 70.

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