Benjamin Josses Odoki

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Benjamin Josses Odoki (born 23 March 1943) was the Chief Justice of Uganda from 2001 to 2013.[1]

He was born in Dhaka, Busia district, in east Uganda and was educated at King's College, Budo and at the University College, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, where he was awarded a Bachelor of Laws degree in 1969. [2]

In 1969 he became an Advocate of the High Court of Uganda and was appointed a State Attorney in 1970 and Senior State Attorney a few years later. In 1978 he was made a Judge of the High Court of Uganda but from 1981 to 1984 was seconded to serve as Director of Public Prosecutions. In 1986 he was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Court and in 2001 became Chief Justice of Uganda until his mandatory retirement at the age of 70 on March 23, 2013. He did however serve a three months extension until June 23, 2013. [2]

He is married with four grown-up children.

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  1. ^ Justices of The Supreme Court of Uganda
  2. ^ a b "Odoki's long journey to retirement". Daily Monitor. Retrieved 14 October 2015. 

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