Petitioner asks Judge to step down from age -limit case over conflict of interest

  • Posted on: 28 March 2018
  • By: Presenters

One of the petitioners in the Age-limit case has asked Lady Justice Elizabeth Musoke to step down from hearing the petition, citing bias on her part.

By a copy of a letter written to justice Musoke and received by her chambers at the Constitutional court , a one Hassan Male Mabirizi Kiwanuka claims Justice Musoke has a child with the deputy Attorney General Mwesigwa Rukuntana who is the lead counsel defending government in the above petition.

Male Mabirizi adds that Justice Musoke also has 2 other children with the Minister in- charge of General duties in the OPM Hillary Onek who also supported the age-limit bill in parliament by voting YES.

Owing to the above, Male Mabirizi contends that justice Musoke is likely to be taking instructions from the 2 fathers of her children who are in very influential positions as regards to the age -limit petition and therefore she cannot make an independent ruling .

Yesterday, the DCJ Alfonse Owiny -Dollo named a panel of 5 justices including himself , justice Elizabeth Musoke, Remmy Kasule , Kenneth Kakuru and Cheborion Barishaki to preside over the age -limit case in Mbale on the 9th/April 2018.