By Godfrey Olukya 8-5-2013
Muslims in Uganda are not happy about what they refer to as being discriminated over public jobs.
Recently the president suggested 28 names of senior lawyers to parliament to be confirmed as judges but the list does not include a
single Muslim which has annoyed the believers of Allah.
The Parliamentary Imam who is also Kawempe North MP Abdalatiff Sengendo Sebagala has petitioned the speaker of paliament to halt the vetting
of the 28 Judges who were appointed by President Museveni with no Muslim on the line-up.
The new judges are to fill vacant positions in the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and High Court.Among the named are Henry Peter Adonyo,
Margaret Tibulya, Elizabeth Jane Alividza and Godfrey Namundi.
The appointments are subject to parliamentary approval and the names have been forwarded to the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga for
vetting, according to some sources at Parliament.
Addressing Journalist at Parliament, Sebagala said, ‘some Muslim lawyers sat for the Interviews conducted by Uganda Judicial Service Commission and passed the Interviews but it’s amazing that they were segregated basing on religious backgrounds which is against the constitution of Uganda.’
Sebegala said President Museveni has forgotten that even Muslim have good educational Backgrounds who also qualify to be judges also.
The speaker has not yet responded to the petition.