JUDGE MASALU MUSENE EYES APPEAL COURT JOB AS FLAVIA ANGLIN SENOGA EQUALLY APPLIES
By Mulengera Reporters
Soroti-based High Court Judge Wilson Masalu Musene is among those who have applied for appointment to the Court of Appeal and will be interviewed for the same next month. It’s going to be a busy season for the Judicial Service Commission whose membership comprises of people like Ruth Sebatindira, Norah Matovu, Chairman Justice Benjamin Kabiito, Justice Stella Arach Amok and a representative from PSC among others.
The whole of May is going to be dedicated to interviewing candidates seeking to become Chief Magistrates, Registrars, Deputy Registrars, Assistant Registrars, Supreme Court Judges, High Court Judges and those of Court of Appeal. In his case, Justice Wilson Masalu Musene, the very humorous judge from Bugisu, is already on his way out of the High Court because of age (65).
In fact he is doing his very final three months each judge is allocated to clear their desk by finishing all pending matters. The implication is after June this year, the elderly Musene won’t be able to remain a High Court Judge. If he is lucky, he will be serving at the Court of Appeal for another 5 years and become ineligible 5 years later upon clocking 70 years.
In a related development, Musene’s High Court colleague Justice Flavia Anglin Senoga (married to a Muzungu) is these days smiling from ear to ear while drowning in hundreds of millions having retired recently and thereby becoming eligible to promptly receive her retirement benefits. Having served on the bench for many years, Justice Senoga was immediately paid her consolidated benefits which came to over Shs1bn. “This caused her to graduate into the billionaires’ class, something that has made many junior officers of the court to become fond of her overnight. In her last month at work, everybody was treating her so well hoping that she might become happy and give them generous tips off her close to Shs1.5bn government was about to pay her in retirement benefits,” says a source adding that the fact that her retirement package was a big one partly explains why Justice Anglin Senoga never bothered applying for retention as a Court of Appeal Judge. “She wanted to go and enjoy her billionaire status as she continues earning her salary as a High Court judge for the rest of her life under the new law [Administration of Justice Act].” (For comments on this story, call, text or whatsapp us on 0705579994, 0779411734, 0200900416 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org).