Justice Catherine Bamugemereire of the Commission of Inquiry into Land Matters has kicked the Deputy Attorney General Mwesigwa Rukutana from the Land Commission inquiry for alleged lack due to lack of respect towards the commission.
Rukutana was today appearing before the Commission of Inquiry into land matters where he has had a bitter exchange with commission chairperson Justice Catherine Bamugemereire.
While appearing, Bamugemereire cautioned Rukutana against the manner in which he was addressing the Commission and answering the questions, saying he was showing disrespect, combativeness and hostility which has never been seen before. However, in doing so, Bamugemereire lost cool and went for the Deputy AG, a thing, Rukutana never took lightly
Mr. Rukutana told Justice Catherine Bamugemereire that, “If I’m not respected, I will not respect anybody. If you disrespect me I disrespect you” when he was asked if he was willing to be respectful to the commission.
Bamugemereire then called off the session promising to refer the matter to President Museveni so that he can find another body the Attorney General respects for further investigation.
The Deputy Attorney General was before the commission to explain the pending government compensation to businessman Muhammed Buwule Kasasa in respect to over 600 acres of prime land on Mutungo Hill, Kampala.
This is not the first time Justice is clashing with cabinet minister over the inquiry, last year, she referred to Lands Minister Betty Amongi as young lady that led the two the clash further. In same year, she also blasted her fellow judges as being behind the rampant land evictions.