Age limit petition hearing: Top gov’t bosses summoned for cross examination in Mbale

Age limit petition hearing: Top gov’t bosses summoned for cross examination in Mbale
Eazzy Banking

The Deputy Chief Justice has ruled that  over 10 officials  including the  the Chief of Defence Forces  Gen. Muhoozi David (pictured),  head of Public Service John Mitala, MPs Moses Balyeku and Margret Kubanga  and the Secretary to Treasury  Keith Muhakanizi to appear in court in Mbale and be cross -examined in the ongoing age limit case.

Others officials that the petitioners seek court to summon are: police officers Frank Mwesigwa and  Asuman Mugyeni,  the clerk to parliament Jane Kibirige and  the  SGT at Arms  at Parliament Ahmed Kagoye .

The above parties will be cross-examined on 17th of April 2018

The Petition had sought to add Speaker Kadaga as a key witness, but the Chief Justice has objected to this.

Earlier, the petitioners’ application was objected to by  the deputy Attorney General Mwesigwa Rukutana  saying there is  no justification  showed by the petitioners to the effect that the evidence the officials will give in cross-examination will help court reach a just decision.

In any case Rukuntana added that court can rely on the evidence contained in the respondent’s affidavit.

Today, the hearing of the constitutional petition challenging the constitutional amendment scrapping Presidential age limits officially kicked off in Mbale.

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