Former Makindye West Member of Parliament Hon. Hussein Hussein Kyanjo has castigated the Judiciary for resolving to have the Age limit bill petitions heard in Mbale town.
Speaking while appearing on a radio talk show on Tuesday evening, Kyanjo said that its so absurd that most decision are done by officials without considering the government they serve.
Kyanjo added that Judiciary passed the resolution to hear the age limit case in Mbale not Kampala because the officials wanted an avenue to steal money.
The opposition’s Justice Forum leader added that there is no logic towards the move since Kampala Courts are better facilitated and equipped better that the upcountry centers.
“If the complainants, who stay in Kampala, reported the matters in a Kampala court, why take the court hearing in Mbale where they are even not born?” Kyanjo asked.
Kyanjo also noted that among the people that filed the petition, none of them hails from Mbale thereby doubting the specific factor that might have forced the entire Judiciary to transport over 100 officers to Mbale for a matter that would have been tacked in Kampala at a cheaper cost.
The consolidated petitioners are Mr Male Mabirizi, MP Gerald Karuhanga (IND., Ntungamo Municipality), Jonathan Odur (UPC, Erute South ), Allan Ssewanyana (DP, Makindye West), Mubarak Munyagwa (FDC, Kawempe South), Ibrahim Ssemujju (FDC, Kira Municipality) and Leader of the Opposition Winfred Kiiza.
The MPs filed a joint petition, save for one challenging Kadaga’s suspension of six MPs during the heated debate on the now contested amendment, where Leader of the Opposition Winfred Kiiza is not a party.
Other petitioners are Prosper Busingye and city lawyer, Abeine Buregyeya.
All petitioners list Attorney General and Speaker Rebecca Kadaga as respondents.
According to the Constitution Court rules, consolidating a petition means it will be heard jointly, but each petitioner argues their case or hires advocates to do so in their name separately.
Normally, Court delivers a joint ruling taking into account submissions by all parties.