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Court Orders Reinstatement of FDC’s Tweyambe

High Court in Kabale on Friday ordered reinstatement of FDC activist Darius Tweyambe back on the government pay roll, having been interdicted by the Rukungiri local government.

The court yesterday accused government of wrongful dismissal of Tweyambe from public service.

Tweyambe, who had been serving as a secondary school teacher at Kinyasano Girls High School, sued the government for illegal dismissal without following the rules of natural justice, after he was terminated and removed from the pay roll.

The FDC activist was arrested on treason, murder and illegal possession of guns in 2004, and incarcerated in Kigo, Luzira upper, Bushenyi Prisons.

When he was released in 2007, he demanded to be reinstated on the pay roll since courts had cleared him.

But he was told that he had been interdicted and deleted from the payroll before the conclusion of the case.

Later on in 2014, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education and the IGG, Irene Mulyagonja cleared him.

This decision was however challenged by the Rukungiri Municipality Town Clerk Andrew Otim Kibwoota, which forced Tweyambe to appeal to the High Court.

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Justice Moses Kawumi Kazibwe finally provided his ruling the matte yesterday, siding with the applicant.

In his ruling read for him by the Kabale High Court registrar Didas Muhumuza, the judge ruled that the decision reached by the Education Service Commission to terminate Tweyambe contravened the law.

He thus ordered that Tweyambe be reinstated and his arrears paid.

Justice Kazibwe also awarded him damages and costs of the suit.

 

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