KAMPALA – Human rights lawyer Isaac Ssemakadde and Uganda Law Society President Simon Peter Kinobe are locked in a war of words after the former attacked the new Director of Public Prosecutions, Justice Jane Frances Abodo.
Mr Ssemakadde on Tuesday attacked Justice Abodo, who formally assumed her office as DPP last week, accusing her of not being any different from other cadre judges when she sanctioned charges against Mityana Municipality MP Francis Zaake despite the latter being in a poor health condition.
Ssemakadde referred to Justice Abodo as another of the rotten tomatoes in government.
However, Mr Kinobe hit back in a statement, condemning Mr Ssemakadde for using such language.
But Mr Ssemakadde was not done. He hit back at Mr Kinobe, saying that he has no moral authority to speak on behalf of the law society since his tenure of office expired on April 4. We could not independently verify this allegation.
He also urged Mr Kinobe to stop hiding behind the law society to defend his friends.
Mr Ssemakadde has of recent cut his niche in the law profession, vehemently defending embattled activist Dr Stella Nyanzi in her cybercrime case against the government as well as her dismissal from Makerere University.