High Court Refers MPs Vs Kadaga Case to Constitutional Court

  • Posted on: 3 January 2018
  • By: Sanyu FM

The High Court has referred to the Constitutional Court, the case of six MPs who are seeking to challenge their suspension from Parliament by Speaker Rebecca Kadaga during the December debate on the controversial Presidential Age Limit. High Court Judge Margaret Oguli Oumo was this morning expected to hear the case against Speaker Rebecca Kadaga and the Attorney General, but instead a ruling was delivered to the effect that the MPs filed the case in the wrong court. In her ruling, Justice Oguli explained that according to section 137 of the Constitution, any person who alleges to have been aggrieved with any act or omission that contravenes the Constitution, should petition the Constitutional court for redress. The Court’s decision has been met with strong criticism from the leader of the opposition in Parliament Winnie Kiiza. The six legislators dragged Kadaga and Attorney General to court seeking orders to quash their suspension for seven sittings, which they claim was in done in violation of their right to a fair hearing. The six suspended MPs include Allan Ssewanyana, Mubarak Munyangwa, Semujju Nganda, Gerald Karuhanga, Jonathan Odur and Anthony Akol.