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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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Attorney General responds on Age Limit petition

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Attorney General’s legal team has begun submissions into the Constitutional Court petition seeking the annulment of the Constitutional Amendment Act 2017. The team led by Deputy Attorney General Mwesigwa Rukutana has defended Parliament’s decision to lift the Presidential age limits and extending of …

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AGE LIMIT: Attorney General ready to respond

Mbale, Uganda | URN | Deputy Attorney General Mwesigwa Rukutana has said that his team is ready to respond to issues raised by petitioners seeking to overturn the 2017 Constitutional Amendment, through which the cap on the Presidential age was lifted. Rukutana and his team have been at the Court …

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Should Museveni relinquish Office on clocking 75?

Mbale, Uganda | URN | A debate on whether the incumbent President should vacate Office when he clocks 75 years mid-term has emerged as the Constitutional Court hears a petition against the Constitution Amendment Bill 2017. Male Kiwanuka Mabirizi who is representing himself in the petition has threw another spanner …

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Age Limit petitioners query Sh29m share to MPs

Petitioners lawyers say Parliament breached article 93 of the Constitution by drawing money from the consolidated fund for Rapheal Magyezi Bill. Mbale, Uganda | URN | Funds spent on consultations for the removal of the Presidential age limit from the constitution have been raised as a matter of contention at …

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