ailed lawyer Male Mabirizi has petitioned the Judicial Service Commission seeking to remove Court of Appeal/Constitutional Court Judge Christopher Izama Madrama from office because of being incompetent and biased.
According to Mabirizi, on February 11th 2022, he filed an application for stay of execution against a High Court decision made by Civil Division Judge Musa Ssekaana to send him to jail for 18 months for contempt of court and he came to know that it was handled by Madrama.
But he says he did not get an opportunity to object to the hearing and determination of that case before him because of the warrant of arrest and the subsequent committal to prison by Ssekaana.
However, in his petition a copy of which Uganda Radio Network has seen, Mabirizi contends that there exists an unmitigated animosity between him and Madrama dating way back to 2014, when he was representing MK Financiers Limited as its Managing Director in a case against N Shah Company Limited and he reportedly accused Madrama of bias before the Commercial Court.
“…. and I caught his clerk at the respondent’s office stating that ‘he was to deliver the message to the Judge’ as well as my February 12th 2018 petition to the Speaker of Parliament not to approve him upon being nominated for appointment as a Justice of Appeal”, reads the petition in part.