By Ahura Mujuni Mark
Chief Justice Benjamin Odoki has admitted taking up the job in Swaziland .He stresses that he took the job after he retired from the judiciary .
Odoki describes it as “a part time job” as a Supreme Court Justice of Swaziland. A story on June 18, 2012 on the Times of Swaziland website reported the naming of Mr Odoki to Swaziland’s Supreme Court bench by King Mswati III.
The website reported that King Mswati III endorsed the naming a week before the story was carried.
“Yes, I was there in May this year after I had retired from the Judiciary. We handled about 35 cases in a session that took a month and I am back,” said Mr Odoki when asked about the story. He also said he is uncertain about going back to Swaziland given the ongoing developments of him being re-appointed.
However ,the president of Uganda Law Society (ULS), Ruth Sebatindira, says they could challenge the reported extension of Mr Odoki’s contract in court.
In response Odoki says the society is free to challenge his two year contract since it is healthy for democracy .