Crime & Investigation

Nyombi, Law Council To Reconcile

buy geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>The issue had come up for hearing, mind however, try Joseph Masiko, the lawyer who represented the Attorney General and Mohammed Mbabazi, the lawyer who represented the ULS, requested Court presided over by Justice Stephen Musota, to allow them settle the matter out of court.

They were both in agreement with the out of court settlement; therefore, Court gave the two parties until January 27, 2014 to explore the out of court settlement option and report back to court on their progress.

This matter arose on August 29, following an extra-ordinary meeting of the society in which its members unanimously resolved to suspend Peter Nyombi from their professional body by issuing him with a certificate of incompetence.

Among other reasons for his suspension were that he misadvised President Museveni on a number of controversial issues including the re-appointment of Benjamin Odoki as Chief Justice and the appointment of Gen Aronda Nyakairima, a serving army officer, as minister of Internal Affairs.

The lawyers at the meeting also expressed extreme displeasure with Nyombi before disassociating themselves from his conduct and opinions for allegedly being inconsistent with the Constitution.


But being aggrieved by the lawyers’ decision, Nyombi decided to sue over the same.

He argues that he was condemned by the ULS unheard; a move he said is contrary to the rules of natural justice.

He also faults the law society for not having any powers to suspend him and that their resolutions are null and void.

He further claims that the ULS did not give him any reasons as to why his legal opinions were wrong.

Nyombi states that the cases cited by the ULS as a basis for his suspension are still before the Constitutional Court for determination.

Nyombi, who is also a member of the ULS by virtue of section 4 of the ULS Act, justifies his legal opinions to President Museveni as being correct on grounds that they were well researched.

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