Outgoing AG Nyombi numbers pending legal areas to Ruhindi

Sunday March 15 2015

Outgoing Attorney General Peter Nyombi (L)

Outgoing Attorney General Peter Nyombi (L) hands over office to Mr Fredrick Ruhindi in Kampala on Thursday. PHOTO BY Anthony Wesaka 



Outgoing Attorney General Peter Nyombi has highlighted critical areas of litigation to his successor Fredrick Ruhindi as he handed over office to him at the Ministry of Justice headquarters in Kampala on Thursday.

Some of the critical areas Mr Nyombi cited include government return of land titles to different kingdoms, Amuru Sugar Factory, Sango Bay Project and issues relating to constitutional amendments.

President Museveni dropped Mr Nyombi in a reshuffle on March 1. He was replaced by his deputy Ruhindi.

Mr Nyombi bows out of office with a lot of critcisms mainly from the Uganda Law Society that had even mocked him with a certificate of incompetence.

Nyombi’s suspension
The Law Society suspended Mr Nyombi on account that he had misadvised the President and government on several issues, including the reappointment of retired Chief Justice Benjamin Odoki as Chief Justice yet he had turned 70, the mandatory retirement age for the job.

While taking over office, Mr Ruhindi, who referred to his former boss as a “source of inspiration”, pledged to work towards a people-centred office of the Attorney General.

The handover was witnessed by the Solicitor General, Mr Francis Atoke. Mr Ruhindi joined the Justice ministry in 1991 as a state attorney.

From June 2006 to February 2015, he served as deputy Attorney General.
During his tenure as deputy Attorney General, he served under the leadership of Prof Kiddhu Makubuya and Mr Nyombi.