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Though Late, Judge Nyanzi Ruling Should Be Welcomed

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His ruling on interim order to stop proceedings that led to impeachment of former Mayor Lukwago cannot apply retrospectively. This is because an interim court order is aimed at stopping a certain act from taking place and majorly a temporary relief.

Therefore, the judgment of Nyanzi would mean something like asking government to rebuild a house at KCCA that is already broken? Can this be achieved in short term? Because his order was to stop the meeting that commenced at 9:00 am.

The order was served to authorized government official at 10:30 when the meeting had already taken place. Now it’s’ almost for days since Kampala City councilors executed the impeachment of now former Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago.

A judgment on interim order cannot stop an impeachment that already happened – four days ago! Therefore, consequences of today’s judgment/decision can only be watched and engaged in a reverse gear and be taken as out of time and un-implementable. Perhaps we need to do a time check and engage an updated gear.

Secondly, in the Judgment, Yasin Nyanzi did not rule on legality of KCCA proceedings that led to impeachment of the Mayor – he should be commended. If he had done so it would have presented him in bad light as a judge with a premeditated standpoint.

Let freedom and rule of law reign. We await last word from attorney General of the Republic of Uganda.

The author is a Special Presidential Assistant incharge of Information and Research


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