EC ask Parliament for Shs263 billion for referendum to extend presidential term

EC ask Parliament for Shs263 billion for referendum to extend presidential term

The Electoral Commission is asking Parliament to allocate funds for a referendum on the extension of the presidential term of office from the current five to seven years. At least Shs263 billion is required by the Electoral Commission to conduct the referendum in the financial year 2018/2019. The need for a referendum arose out of […]

Age Limit Petition: Keith Muhakanizi grilling over billions dished to MPs

Age Limit Petition: Keith Muhakanizi grilling over billions dished to MPs

Hearing of the petition challenging the constitutional amendment that scraped presidential age limits has resumed this morning before the Constitutional court sitting in Mbale. Deputy Attorney General Mwesigwa Rukutana is today expected to make more submissions why the Age- limit law should not be annulled. The petitioners’ lawyers led by Wandera Ogalo and the Lord […]

Billions ‘stolen’ to bribe MPs, Lukwago tells Age Limit hearing in Mbale

Billions ‘stolen’ to bribe MPs, Lukwago tells Age Limit hearing in Mbale

Erias Lukwago the lawyer representing the Leader of Opposition in Parliament Winnie Kiiza and five other opposition MPs   says Parliament breached its rules by passing a private member’s bill that caused a charge on the consolidated fund. Elias Lukwago, told a panel of five justices that Article (93) of the Constitution prohibits parliament from passing […]

Justice Liz Musoke in trouble over siring children with M7 ministers

Justice Liz Musoke in trouble over siring children with M7 ministers

Justice Elizabeth Musoke could be kicked off panel of justices to hear the contentious Age Limit Petitions at Mbale High Court from 9th April over siring children with President Museveni ministers. Just hours after the Deputy Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny Dollo announced that he will be working with Justices Remmy Kasule, Kenneth Kakuru, Cheborion Barishaki […]

POLITRICKS: Owiny-Dollo takes Age limit hearings to distant Mbale

POLITRICKS: Owiny-Dollo takes Age limit hearings to distant Mbale

The Deputy Chief Justice, Alfonse Owiny-Dollo, has ordered that a petition challenging the newly enacted Constitutional Amendment Law, that scrapped 75 year upper age limit on the presidency, should be heard in Mbale on the 4th April 2018. This is after Justice Owinyi Dollo met with all the 7 litigants and their lawyers today, and […]

MP Bobi Wine could face ‘various assault charge’

MP Bobi Wine could face ‘various assault charge’

The office of the Directorate of Public Persecutions (DPP) has said they are still studying the file of 13 opposition Members of Parliament including the likeable Kyandondo East legislator Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine who disrupted the debate on the Bill (now law) last month. According to reports from the office’s spokesperson Ms Jane Okuo […]

NRM caucus moves to expel 27 MPs who voted against age limit bill

NRM caucus moves to expel 27 MPs who voted against age limit bill

As dust settles and the consequences of the 27 NRM lawmakers that voted against the constitutional amendment No. 2 bill of 2017 soon becoming known, Kasambya County MP Gaffa Mbwatekamwa and Lwemiyaga MP Theodore Ssekikubo have said they have no intention of attending today’s (Tuesday) NRM parliamentary Caucus meeting. According Solomon Silwany, the caucus vice-chairperson, […]

High Court ‘lacks jurisdiction’ to hear Age Limit case against Kadaga

High Court ‘lacks jurisdiction’ to hear Age Limit case against Kadaga

Chaotic scenes erupted as protesters besieged the High Court to express support for Speaker Rebecca Kadaga on Wednesday. This happened as High Court Judge Margaret Oguli Oumo heard the case of six MPs who are challenging their suspension from Parliament by Ms.  Kadaga during the AgeLimit debate last month. The youth were carrying placards written […]

Museveni signs controversial Age Limit bill into law in ‘rush job’

Museveni signs controversial Age Limit bill into law in ‘rush job’

In the end, Yoweri Museveni’s top achievement since being reelected as president in 2016– amending the Uganda Constitution to be able to contest in the 2021 general election – was finalized in a “rush job” of an affair. And that was OK with him. On Tuesday, January 02, 2018, Mr. Museveni signed into law the […]

Age limit bill passed

Age limit bill passed

The first hurdle to make sure that President Yoweri Museveni, 73, will be able to run in elections in 2021 if the bill has been passed. Parliament presided over by Speaker Rebecca Kadaga passed the first vote on the contentious bill to remove the presidential age limit, with a two-thirds majority by the ruling party […]

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