Constitutional Court Blocks Anti-Corruption Court Cases


viagra geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 115%;”>The ruling followed an application by Davis Wesley Tusingwire who asked the Constitutional Court to determine the legality of decisions and trials by the magistrates’ court, discount which is part of the Kololo-based Anti-Corruption Court.

In his petition, Tusingwire argued that the “setup offends the constitutional composition and structure of the High court,” adding, “ the magistrates sit and entertain matters as judicial officers of the High court and issue orders supposedly from the Anti-Corruption division of the High court and yet they are not judicial officers of the High court under the constitution.”

Pronouncing themselves on the matter, the Constitutional Court Justices Steven Kavuma, Remmy Kasule and Augustine Nshimye on Friday agreed with the petitioner, saying he had raised “very serious concerns that needed determination.”

They further directed that all cases of corruption be stayed pending determination of the main case.

The ruling has raised fresh fears about the prospect of bringing to justice officials accused of swindling billions of shillings of tax payers’ money.

The Court has been trying interdicted Principal Accountant in the Office of the Prime Minister, Geoffrey Kazinda and Commissioner Disaster Management, Martin Owor under whose docket government lost over shs50bn in fake supplies of food and fuel supplies for Northern Uganda.

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