President Museveni names Supreme Court justice Bart Katureebe as the new substantive Chief Justice, after a two year wait. Likewise, Court of Appeal Justice Steven Kavuma has been named as the Deputy Chief Justice. The news of the new substantive Chief Justice was confirmed by the President's Deputy Press Secretary Linda Nabusayi.
Likewise, Court of Appeal Justice Steven Kavuma has been named as the Deputy Chief Justice.
The news of the new substantive Chief Justice was confirmed by the President's Deputy Press Secretary Linda Nabusayi.
Justice Katureebe who replaces Justice Benjaimn Odoki, had earlier been rejected by President Museveni despite being the favorite candidate for the top judiciary job.
Justice Steven Kavuma had been acting in both positions of Chief Justice and deputy for the last two years.
Justice Bart Magunda Katureebe was born on June 20, 1950 to Yowana Magunda and Evirginia Engoni in Rugazi village in Bushenyi District.
The 64 year old began his primary education at Rugazi Primary School in 1957 till 1962.
He then went to St Joseph Junior Secondary School in Mbarara for his Junior One and Junior Two education.
Justice Katureebe then joined Kitunga High School for his Ordinary Level from 1965-1968. He went to Namilyango College for his Advanced Level education where he completed in 1970.
Thereafter, he joined Makerere University where he successfully pursued Bachelors Degree in Laws and he graduated in 1974.
A year later, he graduated with a Post-graduate Diploma in Legal practice from the Law Development Centre (LDC).
He immediately joined the Justice Ministry as a state attorney.
In 1983, he left government service and joined private practice. Five years later, he was appointed Deputy Minister for Regional Corporation, a docket he held for a short while before being appointed as Deputy Minister for Industry and Technology.
Between 1991 and 1992, he was again appointed to another docket as the Health Minister and at the same time, he was a member of the NRC.
Then between 1994 and 1995, he was a Member of Constituent Assembly representing Bunyaruguru County in Bushenyi District.
In 1996, he took on the docket of Justice Minister and at the same time, he was the Attorney General, until 2001.
During his tenure as the Attorney General, he represented Uganda at the International Criminal Court of Justice at the Hague in a case where Uganda was accused of plundering the natural resources of DRC.
He rejoined private practice shortly after 2001 and he worked with one of the prominent law firms in the city, Kampala Associated Advocates.
It was from there that President Museveni appointed him the Supreme Court judge in July 2005.
He is also currently a member of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC).
Other responsibilities he held include; Board Chairman for state owned newspaper, The New Vision, Director of Standard Chartered Bank and also Director National Insurance Company (NIC).
His hobbies include; playing golf and farming.