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THIS WEEK: Kadaga off the hook in age limit petition

THIS WEEK: Kadaga off the hook in age limit petition Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Constitutional Court sitting in Mbale district declined to issue summons to Rebecca Kadaga, the Speaker of Parliament for the ongoing the age limit petition hearing. The petition is challenging the passing of the law …

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AGE LIMIT: The final submissions at Constitutional Court in Mbale

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The hearing of submissions in the petition into the constitutionality of the Constitutional Amendment Act 2018 drew to the close on Thursday. The Attorney General’s chambers and petitioner’s lawyers spent the entire day summing out their submissions at the court sitting in Mbale. The …

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Uganda’s Constitutional Court concludes hearing age limit petition

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | The Constitutional Court sitting in Mbale Thursday concluded the hearing of the consolidated petition challenging the Constitutional Amendment removing the age limit from the Constitution and other changes to Uganda’s Constitution Parliament made last year. Deputy Chief Justice Owiny Dollo who chaired the panel of …

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MABIRIZI: Museveni was not guided on Age Limit Bill

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | One of the petitioners challenging the 2017 Constitutional Amendment Act says President Yoweri Museveni was not guided before he signed the bill into law in December last year. Male Mabiriizi Kiwanuka, in his submission to the Constitutional Court hearing in Mbale district on Wednesday …

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AGE LIMIT: Dramatic Wednesday in Mbale

Age limit petition: Parliament flouted procedures-Petitioners’ lawyers tell judges Mbale, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Five Constitutional court Justices presiding over the age limit petition at Mbale have heard that the whole process of conceptualizing, debating and passing of the Age-Limit Bill in Parliament was marred with irregularities. Lead counsel representing the petitioners  …

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MBALE: Rukutana grilled over term limits in amended constitution

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government legal team led by the Deputy Attorney General Mwesigwa Rukutana has been probed at-length over emerging information that Parliament’s decision to entrench the Presidential term limits is not reflected in the Constitutional Amendment Act 2017. Parliament in December last year passed the …

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AGE LIMIT: Muhakanizi and Nambooze cross-examined

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | The permanent secretary and secretary to the Treasury Keith Muhakinizi says Bukhooli North MP Gaster Mugoya Kyawa requested for a certificate of financial implications regarding a referendum on extending the presidential term to from five to seven years. Muhakanizi says the ministry of finance prepared …

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Gen Muhoozi admits ordering siege on Parliament

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Chief of Defense Forces General David Muhoozi has admitted that he gave a green light to the Special Forces Command (SFC) to storm Parliament during the debate on the constitutional amendment Bill 2017. Muhoozi, the fourth witness for cross examination at the Constitutional …

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Age Limit case hearing resumes today

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Hearing of the Age Limit case resumes today at the Constitutional Court sitting in Mbale. Last week, the Court issued summons requiring ten government officials including the Chief of Defence Forces Gen. Muhoozi David, Head of Public Service John Mitala, Mps ;Moses Grace Balyeku (NRM, …

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