Ruhindi says since the Supreme Court ruling in the Susan Kigula case ruled that the various provisions of the laws, which provide for the mandatory death are inconsistent with the Constitution, courts are best placed to make judgment.
Attorney General, Fred Ruhindi, while speaking to journalists at Parliament today, says Mbabazi, as a presidential aspirant, is within the law to carry out consultations with supporters if he is planning to formulate his manifesto and election strategies.
Parliament passed the law last evening amidst dissent from members of the opposition who argued that the house did not have enough quorum to pass the law. Rule 21 of the Rules of Procedure of the Ugandan Parliament provides for the presence of one third of all members of Parliament at the time of voting. This translates into 125 members.
The chairperson of Parliament\'s Human Rights Committee Jovah Kamateeka is drafting the bill, entitled the Human Rights (Enforcement) Act, 2015, to be introduced as a Private Members Bill. The move is in line with article 54 of the constitution which mandates parliament to make laws for the enforcement of guaranteed rights and freedoms.
Parliament has protested the awarding of 12.9 billion shillings by the Constitutional Court to Severino Twinobusingye, a lawyer who sued government seeking to block investigations into oil bribery allegations.