NRM Rebel MPs Case Resumes Today


page geneva;”>malady "sans-serif";”>Kadaga recently ruled that there were no Constitutional provisions that call for the expulsion of MPs from Parliament after being kicked out of their parties.

The Attorney General’s legal team led by the Director Civil Litigation Cheborion Barishaki on Thursday requested the matter to be adjourned.

He told court they were organizing a workshop which has already begun and cannot be postponed. “The court schedule was fixed after we had planned for this workshop,” said Barishaki.

However, this didn’t go well with the applicants’ team of lawyers – John Mary Mugisha, Chris John Batiza, Joseph Masiko, Sam Mayanga and Twinobusingye.

The lawyers argued that the case is a serious matter and even the Uganda Constitution stipulates that all matters before the Constitutional Court take precedence over all other matters.

“This is a serious matter before Constitutional Court has to be done expeditiously because it involves people of high positions. If it is to be adjourned, let it be Friday at 2:00pm,” requested Mugisha.

The Court judges Steven Kavuma, Augustine Nshimye and Remmy Kasule decided to adjourn the hearing to Friday, July 19, 2013.

The embattled MPs are Mohammad Nsereko (Kampala Central), Barnabas Tinkasiimire (Buyaga West), Wilfred Niwagaba (Ndorwa East) and Theodore Ssekikubo (Lwemiyaga County).

It should be noted that Kamba and Marym Agasha, an NRM supporter, petitioned the Constitutional Court contending that the Speaker of Parliament had breached the Constitution by refusing to dismiss them from Parliament since they had been sacked from the party.

On April 14, President Museveni, the chairman NRM central executive committee received a report and proceedings from party’s disciplinary committee, which had found that Ssekikubo, Niwagaba, Nsereko and Tinkasiimire had acted in a manner that contravened various provisions of the party’s constitution.


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