By Watchdog reporter

Outgoing Deputy Chief Justice Steven Kavuma is set to retire today after clocking the retirement age of 70 years.

Kavuma’s last day in office would have been tomorrow when he turns 70 but being a weekend, today then becomes his official last day in office.

Though his tenure ends today, the controversial justice is expected to concentrate on the pending parliamentary election appeals and have them disposed of since he took on the biggest number.

However, according to a letter written by Justice Minister Kahinda Otafiire to the Judicial Service Commission early this month, the minister requested to retain Kavuma on a contract at the Supreme Court for an unspecified period.

Daily Monitor stated that Otafiire confirmed he authored the letter giving Justice Kavuma a lease of life as a judicial officer at the Supreme Court.