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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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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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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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Police foils attempt to disrupt Age Limit case

Mbale, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Police on Wednesday foiled a move by a group of youth in Mbale town that was holding placards with names of justices presiding over Age Limit case. They were attempting to march to Mbale High Court where they said they intended to “award the …

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Age limit case hearing in Mbale enters day three

Mbale, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Hearing of the Age-limit petition at Mbale High Court entered day three with the petitioners still battling with the case as to why the amendments done to Article (102)b regarding the Presidential age limit should be declared unconstitutional. One of the petitioner’s lawyer James Byamukama …

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Age Limit petition hearing to be handled in Mbale

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | The petition challenging the Age Limit law will not be heard in Kampala but rather from Mbale High Court starting April 04, 2018 according to the Constitutional Court. This was revealed on Tuesday by the Deputy Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny Ddolo during the scheduling conference …

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THIS WEEK: Mbale sheikh dies mysteriously

THIS WEEK: Mbale sheikh dies mysteriously Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fears have spread in Mbale town, an area dominated by Muslims, after Sheikh Issa Wampongo, a teacher at Yusra Primary School, was found dead lying in a stream. Mbale District Police Commander, Steven Ahweera, dismissed reports that Wampongo …

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