On Thursday, Justice Luswata however, argued that, since election petitions are matters of public interest, it was prudent to follow the right rules and procedures involved in serving such petitions, to avoid cases of prejudice. Luswata further directed the petitioner to serve the respondents’ lawyers with certified copies of the petition in two days.
Musumba applied for substituted service on claims that Kadaga or her agents had declined to receive the petition in which she is accused of involvement in vote-rigging and voter bribery during the recently concluded parliamentary elections.
On Wednesday, Musumba’s lawyer, John Isabirye informed the court presided over by the Jinja High Court Registrar, Fred Waninda that they have tried to serve Kadaga or her lawyers in vain, which prompted to file an application for substituted service.
Kanusu’s lawyer, Martin Asingwire argued that there were discrepancies in the declaration of results forms in 22 polling stations, which robbed Kanusu victory. However the Jinja Chief Magistrate Catherine Agwero stated that Kanusu lacked specific figures of the ballot papers which he wanted EC to recount and that he had not indicated in his application what exactly the court should address.
His decision comes a few hours after the Jinja High court Judge Jeanne Rwakakooko dismissed with costs, an application filed by Sakwa challenging his interdiction from office in the wake of criminal charges against him.
Sakwa ran to the high court after he was interdicted on May 4, 2020, following his arrest and prosecution for manslaughter, malicious damage and theft. He was accused of causing the death of a businessman, Charles Isanga who had allegedly defied measures announced by the president, to control the spread of coronavirus disease.
Sakwa was interdicted on May 4, 2020, but declined to vacate office on account the interdiction was fake and had loopholes in its delivery. The interdiction came days after Sakwa was charged with malicious damage, manslaughter and theft.
Sakwa was interdicted on May, 4 2020 but has since declined to vacate office on account the interdiction was fake and had loopholes in its delivery. The interdiction came days after Sakwa was charged with malicious damage, manslaughter and theft.
President Yoweri Museveni ordered the closure of schools as one of the measures to control the spread of coronavirus, which, according to experts, moves faster in large gatherings. At the time of the closure, the learners were just half way into the term which started on February 4, 2020 and was due to end on May 1, 2020.
As the school term has been cut shot due to the country wide COVID-19 mitigation measures, the Uganda National Examinations Board-UNEB has halted registration process for candidates who will sit for national examinations this year.
“The recommended candidate for Principal MakCHS, has never been Chair/ Head of Department, but has been a substantive Dean (School of Medicine) for only three months, having service previously as Deputy Dean –a position that does not exist in the University Structure,” say staff of the college in their petition to council.
The judges say Makerere University had been “notorious in failing to comply with the provisions of the Trustee Deed and specifically by failing to transfer the funds in to the Scheme, even after judgement on admission was entered by this court as far back as 24/05/2016.”
The order signed by the Deputy Registrar Dr. Agnes Nkonge stays URA from enforcing the transition period deadline which the tax body had set before slapping heavy fines to manufacturers and importers of several gazette goods including bottled water, soda, beer, wine, spirits, and tobacco.
While presiding over the matter, the head of the Industrial Court, Justice Asaph Ruhinda Ntegye and a panel of five judges explained to court that they were not ready with the judgement because Makerere University had delayed to submit its defense on time.
Mabirizi filed a case in May this year, challenging the amendment of the constitution to lift the cap on the presidential age. He said that the process for the amendment was characterized by violence and deployment of military police in and outside Parliament, among other unconstitutional misdeeds.
They argue that that the affirmative action policy which awarded 1.5 bonus points to girls qualifying to enter public universities, remains insufficient to address equity issues, especially in science-related courses. As a result, they say, the current government merit scholarship for students in higher education is heavily bent in favour of male students.