IGG applies for new job amid corruption probe

IGG Mulyagonja

The Inspectorate of Government, IGG Justice Irene Mulyagonja, has applied for a new job at the Judicial Service Commission.

Mulyagonja who has been under fire for corruption, impunity and maladministration, is applying as a judge of the Constitutional Court.

She is among the 24 applicants who have been shortlisted for vacant positions on the panel of the Constitutional Court.

Justice Mulyagonja was appointed on April 12, 2012 from the High Court where she served as the judge.

She has served for seven years after replacing Raphael Baku who was acting Inspector General of Government after Justice Faith Mwondha resigned.

Of recent, Mulyagonja came under fire when her staff wrote to the State House Anti-Corruption Unit led by Lt Col Edith Nakalema, accusing her of corruption, impunity and maladministration.

The management team lead by Mariam F. Wangadya is accused of receiving bribery of up to Shs350m.

In the midst of this heat, Mulyagonja chose to join the Court of Appeal of Uganda also known as the Constitutional Court of Uganda, the second-highest judicial organ in Uganda.

It derives its powers from Article 134 of the 1995 Constitution. It is an appellate court when hearing cases appealed from the High Court of Uganda.

It has original jurisdiction when adjudicating matters relating to the constitutionality of matters before it.

All judgments by the Court of Appeal are theoretically appealable to the Supreme Court of Uganda, if the Supreme Court decides to hear the appeal.



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