Supreme Court has set April 18 as the date when it will deliver its ruling in the in the controversial and consolidated Age Limit appeals Kololo after it scrutinized submissions made by the applicants and attorney general.
The appeals were filed by a group of three parties including the Uganda Law Society, lawyer Male Mabirizi and six opposition legislators led by Winnie Kiiza who challenged the decision before the Supreme Court that maintained the removal of both the upper and lower presidential cap.
On July 26, 2019, four of the five judges of Constitutional Court led by Deputy Chief Justice Alphonse Owiny-Dollo, Chebrion Barishaki, Elizabeth Musoke and Remy Kasule endorsed the expunging of both lower and upper presidential age limit.
Before a panel of seven judges led by chief justice Bart Katureebe, applicants faulted Constitutional Court for failure to summon some of the witnesses like the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga, Raphael Magyezi the mover of the bill and the commander of Special Forces Command (SFC) that stormed parliament, evicted suspended MPs.
They contended that, the bill was smuggled in the house and the process of enacting it was marred by violence, arrests and police’s disruption of opposition MPs consultative meetings. Opposition legislator’s consultative meetings were always disrupted by the police that was led by the former Inspector General of Police (IGP) Gen. Kale Kayihura.
Other judges on the panel include; Paul Mugamba, Stella Amoko Arach, Ruby Apio Aweri, Jotham Tumwesigye, Eldad Mwanguhya and Lillian Tibatemwa Ekirikubinza.