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HW Esta Nambayo Named New Judiciary Chief Registrar
HW Esta Nambayo

KAMPALA:President Yoweri Museveni has appointed the Registrar of the Court of Appeal, HW Esta Nambayo, as the new Chief Registrar of the Judiciary.

"In the exercise of the powers vested in the President by Article 145 (2) of the Constitution, I hereby appoint HW Nambayo Esta as Chief Registrar for the Courts of Judicature," reads the President's appointment letter dated August 7,2018.

Hon.Justice Benjamin Kabiito, the chairperson of the Judicial Service Commission(JSC) confirmed having received HW Nambayo's appointment letter on August 24, 2018.In his August 27, 2018 letter notifying HW Nambayo of the appointment, Hon. Justice Kabiito said the Secretary to JSC and the Secretary to the Judiciary were to make necessary administrative formalities to finalize the appointment.

HW Nambayo's appointment was intended to fill the vacancy following the appointment of the immediate past Chief Registrar (CR), Hon. Justice Gadenya Paul Wolimbwa, Judge of the High Court in February 2018.

Her appointment makes HW Nambayo the second woman to serve as Chief Registrar,after Hon. Lady Justice Flavia Senoga Anglin, who is now a High Court judge.

The position of CR is provided for under article 145 of the Constitution - to assist the Chief Justice administer the Courts of Judicature/Judiciary. The other functions of the Chief Registrar, are enrolling advocates, licensing bailiffs and assisting the Chief Justice to conduct swearing in of the President and other persons who take oath before they assume office.

About Her Worship Nambayo (50)

She is a holder of two Masters Degrees: one is law (LLM) from Makerere University and another in Management from the Uganda Management Institute. She also has a Certificate in Anti-Corruption, a Diploma in Managerial Problems and the Courts all from Denmark and a Certificate in Gender from University of Wales. Prior to joining the Judiciary, she worked for three years as a Legal Officer at FIDA(U). In 2000, she joined the Judiciary as Magistrate Grade One. She served in the Magistrates Courts of Luwero, Nakasongola and City Hall. Between 2008 and 2009, she was assigned to the High Court Family Division as an Ag. Assistant Registrar. She was in 2009 promoted to the position of Chief Magistrate and served at Mbarara, Mengo, Nakawa and Makindye Chief Magistrates Courts. In August 2014, she was again assigned as Ag. Assistant Registrar and posted to the High Court Land Division. In 2015, she was promoted to the position of Deputy Registrar and was posted to the High Court's Commercial Division, Land Division and later to the Court of Appeal. She was in June 2018 among the five judicial officers who were elevated to the rank of Registrar. The August 17, 2018 transfers of Judicial Officers had posted her to the Judicial Training Institute at Nakawa, where she was expected to report at the beginning of September 2018.

Posted 27th, August 2018
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