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East African Court to Deliver Age Limit Judgment on Notice

The East African Court of Justice sitting in Arusha will deliver on notice the judgment of the matter in which city lawyer Hassan Male Mabirizi Kiwanuka appealed against the Age Limit ruling of both the Constitutional and Supreme Court of Uganda.

This was announced by Justice Monica Mugyenyi the Principal Judge of this court at the closure of the hearing stage which was done scientifically through video conferencing due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation.

“We are going to look at every issue in the submission carefully and we shall deliver our judgment on notice,” Mugyenyi said.

Other judges in the matter included Hon Justice Dr Charles Nyawello and Justice Charles Nyachae.

At the hearing stage, the Government’s side was being headed by Attorney General Dr William Byaruhanga well as the applicant Hassan Male Mabirizi represented himself.

Mabirizi was one of the petitioners and appellants in the Age limit case who were not in agreement with the Parliamentary decision of uplifting the Presidential age limit under Article 102(b) of the constitution.

Being not satisfied with the decision of both Constitutional and Supreme Court of Uganda which upheld the amendment, he proceeded to East African court to have the decisions of Ugandan courts overturned.

Some of the grounds for his petition is that it was wrong for Ugandan courts to uphold the law which was made without following parliamentary rules of procedure, that at Supreme court the judgment was delayed beyond the mandatory 60 days and therefore the judgments were stale and expired.

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He added that it was wrong to allow conflicted judges at both Supreme and Constitutional Court to sit as judges in this matter.

 

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