Justice Kavuma Wants His Age Reduced by 4 Years To Avoid Retirement
The deputy Chief Justice, Steven Kavuma has reportedly applied to Judicial Service Commission demanding for his official age be reduced by four years.
Kavuma who is now 69, just a year to the mandatory retirement age is seemingly not ready to retire and feels he is still capable of serving his darling country, Uganda.
According to a local Newspaper The Observer, Justice Kavuma who had earlier written to the Judiciary’s chief registrar notifying him of his retirement on September 29, 2017, has made a U-turn by swearing an affidavit contesting his birthday.
Kavuma had earlier stated that he was born on September 29, 1948, now claims he is actually about four years younger.
If the judiciary accepts Justice Kavuma’s affidavit, he will keep his job for another four years.
When The Observer contacted Kavuma about the issue, he shockingly said; “Yeah…but where did you get this information from? I’m not ready to discuss those matters through the press, as of now.”
According to the Uganda’s constitution, Supreme Court and the Constitutional court judges retire at 70 years while judges of the High court retire at 65 years.
As deputy Chief Justice, Kavuma heads the Court of Appeal/Constitutional court which therefore puts him in position to retire as soon as he hits 70 years.