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By-Elections: Court Decides Lukwago's Fate Next Week

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viagra http://demo.des.net.id/drose/wp-includes/version.php sans-serif; color: #222222;”>In his earlier submission, click http://celltrials.info/wp-includes/ms-default-constants.php Eric Sabiiti who represented the Electoral Commision and Eng Badru Kiggundu, requested that the former be exonerated citing that the constitution provides for his immunity since he is a member and an employee of the Electoral Commission stressing that he was carrying out the mandate to organise the byelection on behalf of the commission and not his own.


However, Katuntu rubbished the earlier submission of Sabiiti stressing that a member or an employee of a commission according to law performing its function under its directive shall not be liable only if the act is in good faith which he said was not the case when the Kiggundu acted in contempt of court and organised for a by-election.


Lukwago’s lawyer further noted that court on November 28, 2013 made it clear that there was no vacancy in the seat of the Lord Mayor adding, that the respondents including KCCA, Kampala Minister Frank Tumwebaze, Attorney General and Electoral Commissions were aware of the court order but went ahead and wilfully disobeyed the court order.


Lukwago’s side further stressed that court had issued an order halting the KCCA council meeting that sat and impeached the Lord Mayor adding, that Kampala Minister turned a deaf ear to the order and proceeded with the meeting with was a sign of contempt of court.


However, the respondent’s lawyers led by Dickens Akena, Eric Sabiiti and Martin Mwambusya noted that the court order that was served to the council was not authentic as it was not signed and had no seal adding, that it came in at 10:05 am when the Lord Mayor had already been impeached by the council.


The lawyers further stressed that almost 80% of preparations for the mayoral by elections have been executed and it would not be right to halt the main preparations.

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