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Courts advised against declaring runners-up as winners of elections

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two weeks into the hearing of election petitions, the courts have been advised against declaring runners-up, who successfully challenged the elections of their opponents as winners without going back for by-elections. Supreme Court Justice Prof. Lillian Tibatemwa Ekirikubinza and Makerere University law lecturer, Dr Busingye …

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Supreme Court halts implementation of orders in Kabaziguruka’s case

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Supreme Court has stopped the implementation of orders of the Constitutional Court which among others, barred civilians from being prosecuted before the General Court Martial. The Constitutional Court had ordered that the files for all civilians facing trial before the General Court Martial be transferred …

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JUDGES: Supreme Court stays execution of orders in Kasango petition

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Supreme Court has issued an interim order staying the execution of the Constitutional Court decision arising from the late Bob Kasango’s petition. The Constitutional Court Justices led by Justice Kenneth Kakuru on March 18 2021 unanimously ordered that a serving Judge should resign …

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Justice Kisakye gives dissenting judgement in Kyagulanyi’s case

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Justice Esther Kisakye of the Supreme Court has disagreed with eight Justices in their decision on two applications arising from the presidential election petition filed by former presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu. Kyagulanyi petitioned the Supreme Court to challenge President Museveni’s victory in the presidential …

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Supreme Court exempts Kyagulanyi from paying costs to Museveni

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Supreme Court has exempted the former presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu from paying costs to three respondents in the presidential election petition. The respondents were; the president-elect and incumbent Yoweri Museveni, Electoral Commission and the Attorney General. Kyagulanyi petitioned the Supreme Court to challenge …

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Chaos at Supreme Court after Bobi Wine ruling

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT & URN | Minutes after the Supreme Court allowed Robert Kyagulanyi’s election petition withdrawal with no costs attached, attempts by a judge to deliver a minority report ended embarrassingly as her colleagues walked out on her. Justice Esther Kisakye, a supreme court judge and member …

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