FULL LIST: Judiciary appoints 42 officers in latest changes

In a press release dated May 14, 2023, JSC appointed 14 deputy registrars, eight assistant registrars, and 20 chief magistrates in acting capacity for a period of one year.

KAMPALA, UGANDA: The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has appointed 42 Judicial officers at various levels of the Judiciary Service in the latest recruitment exercise.

“The Judicial Service Commission (JSC), during its 59th sitting has appointed 42 Judicial Officers at various levels of Judiciary service,” a statement released by the JSC dated May 12 read in part.

The Commission also appointed 14 Deputy Registrars, 8 Assistant Registrars and 20 Chief Magistrates in acting capacity for a period of 1 (One) year, while 22 court clerks and 33 office attendants were also appointed in the position in what has been described as the first appointment of the staff who were previously recruited by the Public Service Commission.

“This is the first time that the commission has appointed staff of these categories as they were previously recruited by the Public Service Commission in line with Article 148 A of the Constitution,” Ms Maria Theresa Nabulya, the JSC communications officer stated.

Adding; “The appointment of these Judicial Officers and support staff will go a long way in improving access to justice and to reduce case backlog in courts across the country.”

The newly appointed Chief Magistrates include; Hood Matovu, Agnes Shelagh Nantaawo, Joan Acaa Ketty, Lydia Kambedha, George Kunihira, Paul Matyama, Moses Mushebebe Nabende, and Sikhoya Naume.

Others are; Christine Nantege Christine, Nazifah Namayanja, Vueni Raphael, Winifred Naigaga Kyobiika, Jackline Kagoya, Marion Ninsiima, Alleluya Glory, Cyrus Ssennoga Mawano, Esther Nyadoi, Eunice Akullu, Abrahams Achok Moding, and Innocent David Omara.

Those appointed as deputy registrars include; Agnes Alum, Samuel Olumo, Francis Matenga Dawa, Faisal Umar Mulalira, Jane Mugala, Sarah Tusiime Bashaija Barungi, Loe Karungi, Patricia Amoko Muhumuza, Emmy Geoffrey Sayekwo, Robert Mukanza, Didas Muhumuza Didas, Jessica Chemeri, George Obong, Josephine Kayondo and Josephine Kabasinguzi.

The Assistant Registrars include; Oliver Nantamu, Hellen Edimu, Jude Okumu Muwone, Emmanuel Bamwiite, Dorothy Kyampaire, Nassif Umar Mubiru, Christa Namutebi, Maureen Eunice Ijang.

Below is a full of the new judicial officers;


SNo.Name  Category
1.HW Alum AgnesJudicial Officer
2.Olumo SamuelMDA (JSC)
3.HW Matenga Francis DawaJudicial Officer
4.Mulalira Faisal UmarMDA (LDC)
5.HW Mugala JaneJudicial Officer
6.HW Tusiime Sarah Bashaija BarungiJudicial Officer
7.Karungi LoeMDA (ODPP)
8.HW Amoko Patricia MuhumuzaJudicial Officer
9.HW Sayekwo Emmy GeoffreyJudicial Officer
10.HW Mukanza RobertJudicial Officer
11.HW Muhumuza DidasJudicial Officer
12.HW Chemeri JessicaJudicial Officer
13.HW Obong GeorgeJudicial Officer
14.Kayondo Kabasinguzi JosephineMDA (JCU)


1.Nantamu OliverMDA (MoJCA)
2.Hellen EdimuMDA (MoJCA)
3.HW Okumu Jude MuwoneJudicial Officer
4.Bamwiite EmmanuelMDA (MoLHD)
5.Kyampaire DorothyMDA (MoJCA)
6.Mubiru Nassif UmarPrivate Practice
7.Namutebi ChristaMDA (URA)
8.Ijang Maureen EuniceMDA (MoJCA)


1.HW Matovu HoodJudicial Officer
2.HW Nantaawo Agnes ShelaghJudicial Officer
3.HW Acaa Ketty JoanJudicial Officer
4.HW Kambedha LydiaJudicial Officer
5.Kunihira  GeorgeMDA (ODPP)
6.HW Matyama Paul    Judicial Officer
7.HW Mushebebe Moses NabendeJudicial Officer 
8.HW Sikhoya NaumeJudicial Officer
9.HW Nantege Christine  Judicial Officer
10.HW Namayanja NazifahJudicial Officer
11.HW Vueni RaphaelJudicial Officer
12.HW Naigaga Winfred KyobiikaJudicial Officer
13.HW Kagoya JacklineJudicial Officer
14.HW Ninsiima MarionJudicial Officer
15.Alleluya GloryMDA (ODPP)
16.Ssennoga Mawano CyrusMDA (IG)
17.HW Nyadoi EstherJudicial Officer
18.Akullu EuniceMDA (ODPP)
19.HW Achok Abrahams ModingJudicial Officer
20.Omara Innocent David  MDA (ODPP)

The majority of the appointees are already judicial officers in different positions in the Judiciary and have been elevated. Other appointees come from the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Inspectorate of Government, Law Development Centre, and Private Practice among other Ministries, Departments, and Agencies of the government.

Summary (42 officers):

Judicial Officers: 26
MDAs: 15
Private Practice: 1

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