Court Throws Out Banyenzaki’s Case Against NRM

About 37 Seventh Day Adventists (SDA) choir members are nursing wounds at Kilembe Mines Hospital in Kasese district after sustaining severe injuries in a road accident along Fort Portal-Bundibugyo road.

The group comprising of 40 singers of the Salvation Choir of Murambi SDA Church in Kitwamba Sub County, and Kasese district were involved in a motor accident on their way to Bundibugyo for a gospel performance.

Eyewitnesses revealed that the Canter lorry’s gears failed while going uphill, medicine and it rolled back, overturning several times and injuring 37 occupants while three including a baby survived with no injuries.

Evangelist Mwanga Elifaza, a member of the Bundibugyo Church told our reporter yesterday the accident occurred on Tuesday morning in Bubukwanga Sub County.

He said that he called the district chairperson Bundibugyo Jolly  Tibemanya, who asked for help from the UPDF that rushed for the rescue.

Mwanga said that the driver of the lorry whose names were still unknown, went into hiding after the accident.

Amon Bwambale, a doctor attending to the victims at Kilembe said majority survived with broken hands and legs but added that most of them were out of danger.

Justice Michael Elubu the Kabale High Court judge had dismissed the case in which Henry Banyenzaki, purchase the state minister for economic monitoring was challenging the nomination of Eng. Denis Sabiiti Bamwoya as the Rubanda County west MP flag bearer for the NRM party.


Elubu in his ruling on Tuesday read for him by the Kabale grade one magistrate Ronald Nsobya, medical said that the Incumbent Henry Banyenzaki had no basis to take NRM to court since he himself is not a party member anymore.

He judge based on Article 72 of the Ugandan Constitution to rule that Henry Banyenzaki has no business with the ruling party since he was nominated to run as an independent.

“When the applicant chose to stand as an independent candidate in the national elections he waived his rights to challenge the internal workings of respondent including his rights to sustain an application challenging the results of the party primaries, medications ” Read the judgment.

The case was dismissed because it has been overtaken by invents. The first event being that the NRM electoral commission declared the flag bearer and that nomination had already taken place.

Faisal Murarira, Banyenzaki’s lawyer said that his client was dissatisfied by the ruling.


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