High Court’s Justice Lydia Oumo Oguli this afternoon will be hearing a case filed by six MPs challenging the Speaker’s action of suspending them from attending seven parliamentary sittings.
The MPs Semujju Nganda, Jonathan Odur, Allan Ssewanyana, Gerald Karuhanga, Anthony Akol and Mubarak Manyangwa were accused by the speaker of unruly behavior.
The MPs claim their suspension is unlawful. This morning they petitioned court through their lawyers of Lukwago and company Advocates, asking for a declaration that Speaker Kadaga could not have suspended them after she adjourned the house.
They want court to order speaker Kadaga to “stop taking parliament under her arms but conduct Parliamentary duties basing on the set rules of procedure.”
The legislators told court in their application that their suspension at this juncture with the ongoing amendments process of the constitution leaves their voters unfairly unrepresented.
Hearing of this matter is expected to kick off at 2PM Wednesday afternoon after the applicants have served Speaker Rebecca Kadaga and Attorney General who are the respondents in the matter.
However, the Speaker was by publication not yet served, as two MPs who were carrying the court papers were blocked by police outside the parliament gate.
The MPs Lubega Seggona and Wilfred Nuwagaba were driven in a Police truck to an unknown destination.