Ugandan Judiciary Revokes Appointment of Magistrate Over Impersonation Charges

The judiciary of Uganda has taken the decision to terminate the employment of Ssemwogerere Amaari Musa as a Grade 1 Magistrate. This decision comes after he was apprehended while attempting to impersonate Mukisa Anthony and sit examinations on behalf of Irene Mutonyi at the LDC Lira campus. The incident took place yesterday, and Ssemwogerere was subsequently charged with uttering a false document and impersonation at the Lira Chief Magistrate Court. As per the news release from the Judiciary, the process of finalizing his appointment was nearing completion before this unfortunate event came to light.

In a statement released by the Judiciary, it was declared that Ssemwogerere Ammaari Musa, who was among the newly recruited Magistrate Grade 1, will not be employed within the judiciary service. This decision was made in accordance with the core principles of the code of conduct for Judicial officers, where integrity is regarded as a bedrock for the proper discharge of judicial duties.

Ssemwogerere’s appointment to the position of Grade 1 Magistrate had been approved by the judicial service commission on June 12, 2023, alongside 86 other appointees. However, in light of the impersonation charges and the violation of ethical standards, the Chief Registrar Sarah Langa Siu revoked his appointment, demonstrating the judiciary’s commitment to upholding integrity and ethical conduct within the judicial system.


Following his apprehension at LDC, Ssemwogerere was remanded to Lira Main Prison pending further legal proceedings. This incident has drawn attention to the importance of maintaining the highest standards of integrity and professionalism within Uganda’s judiciary.

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