Sources from the corridors of the Kololo based Supreme court have told the Grapevine that chief justice Bart Katureebe’s illness has influenced the delay of delivering the controversial age limit judgement.
The Grapevine has credibly learnt that two weeks back, justice Arach Amoko, Eldard Mwangusya, Opio Aweri, Lilian Tebatemwa, Paul Mugamba, Jotham Tumwesigye and the Chief Justice, who heads the panel completed their judgement draft and decided on the final factors to be considered in their judgement.
Immediately after the meeting at the supreme court, justice Katureebe developed deadly pain in his hips and arm.
The source revealed that Katureebe was surely in pain and he couldn’t move which sent the judiciary in panic. The decision was taken that the head of the judiciary be flown to South Africa for further medical attention. In South Africa, Katureebe had minor surgery and he was told to rest for a week in Zambia where some of his relatives stay.
Solomon Muyita, the senior Communication officer to judiciary confirmed that Katureebe was unwell two weeks back and had a successfully minor operation. Muyita said that the CJ come back into the country and immediately reported to his office.
On Tuesday, there was a crisis meeting chaired by Katureebe at the Supreme Court to strategise on how they can deliver the age limit judgement because they are running out of time.
Katureebe and team were supposed to deliver their judgement in 60 days after the final submissions of both parties. It is now 75 days since Attorney General William Byaruhanga, his deputy Mwesigwa Rukutana, lawyers Erias Lukwago, Male Mabirizi and others submitted their final arguments on the lifting of age limit for presidential aspirants from 75 years, it’s now open.
In the supreme court meeting, Katureebe admitted that his illness is a big factor which led to the delay of the judgement. He asked his learned judges to bear with him and spend some sleepless night to make sure that they write the judgement and finish it in two weeks’ time. From Tuesday, every morning and evening, the seven justices must have a meeting to compare notes.
MABIRIZI THREATENS TO PETITION INTERNATIONAL COURTS
Maverick lawyer Male Mabirizi, one of the appellants in the age limit case has threatened to petition the international courts over the supreme court’s failure to deliver their judgement in the stipulated time. In his letter, Mabirizi wants a satisfactory explanation from the panel why they have failed to deliver the judgement on time.
The lawyer who doesn’t have a practicing license threatened to petition the international courts of justice, the East African Court and African court over the failure by the supreme court of Uganda to deliver the judgement in the stipulated time. It should be remembered that in his final remarks, Katureebe assured Ugandans that they will deliver their judgement in time adding that if they don’t deliver their judgement in time, Mabirizi can drag them to international court.
By Jamil Lutakome
I Want My Child; Mother Cries Out To Majambere To Release His Son Who He Abducted, NRM Diehard Denies Allegation, Vows To Drag NUP To Court…
A mother has cried out to National Resistance Movement (NRM) supporter Kamuntu Majembere to fight with fellow old men and bring back her child.
Nambazira Sauda, the mother to Godfrey Kirumira, 17, wept while asking Sam Majembere alias Empologoma ya NRM to bring back her child who he kidnapped.
Appearing at National Unity Platform (NUP) headquarters in Kamwokya Kampala, Sauda, with tears rolling down her eyes disclosed that on 5th, November, 2022, her child was kidnapped in a drone and taken away by Majambere.
“The kids he was playing with that day came running to me and saying ‘mummy mummy’ Majambere came with other men and slapped Godfrey. He fell to the ground and they carried him away to a waiting drone and took him,” Sauda narrated as she cried.
She added, “Majembere, you killed my child, you killed my 17-year-old child, you should have fought with your agemates and left my child.
“I don’t even know how exactly he killed my son. Majambere give me my son at least I bury him myself. But why don’t you fight those who fought you not my little boy. Please give me my child, I’m in a lot of pain.”
Embattled Sauda adduced that Majembere picked her son at 8:30 pm in a lot of pain.
“At least you would have just slapped him and told him to sit down and asked him whatever you wanted, he would have obeyed but you shouldn’t have taken my son in that kind of bitterness.”
She cursed, “May God do the worst to you Majembere that you will also die badly just like you killed my son but please give him to me so I can bury him. I no longer eat or even drink because of my child.
“But you are a big man, how do you not know the people to fight with. What exactly did you want with my son. I will never forgive you.”
MAJAMBERE VOWS TO DRAG NUP TO COURT
When theGrapevine spoke to Majambere concerning the allegations, he denied them insisting that at the time they claim that Godfrey was abducted, he was in hospital receiving treatment after succumbing to injuries from angry mob at the burial of late Jakana Nadduli.
“I am even at my home right now but I want you to know that I’m not a police officer neither am I an army officer. We have already seen the intentions of NUP. Recently they got accident victims and took them to Kenya and claimed they were tortured by government,” he told theGrapevine.
Majambere however vowed to drag the deceased’s mother and the whole NUP leadership to court for accusing him of what he has no clue about adding that his lawyers are already working on it.
He added that NUP just wants to kill him that is why they are now falsely accusing him.
Majambere also denied allegations that he had a gun at the burial of late Jakana Nadduli noting that there is no way he would have had a gun and not shot at those who beat him up that day.
“They have managed to fail me here in Uganda and so am going to go (to another country) and leave them that’s if they don’t kill me before I leave. Uganda has become a bush let me first run away and find protection.”
Asked if he has managed to talk to his boss, President Museveni concerning the threats on his life before he runs out of the country, Majambere contended that President Museveni has never been his boss because he (Majambere) doesn’t work in security.
“I just support NRM and I will never betray it even when NUP comes and attacks me and kills me, let them do so but as for me, I can never denounce NRM. And I’m not ready to do what they (NUP) want me to do for them.”
Majambere revealed to theGrapevine that there is something Bobi Wine asked him to do and he refused.
He however refused to elaborate more on their chemistry and what separated them.
This comes at a time when a number of opposition members have been abducted and taken by unknown men in drones, the recent being Sheikh Yahaya Mwanje and former presidential candidate, Joseph Kabuleta.
By Kalamira Hope and Sengooba Alirabaki
NRM HOUSE ON FIRE! Speaker Among Directs Minister Otafiire To Beef Up MP Begumisa Security Over Minister Kawooya Death Threats…
Annet Anita Among, the Speaker of Parliament has directed Internal Affairs Minister Maj. Gen. Kahinda Otafiire to beef up the security of Mary Begumisa, the Ssembabule district woman Member of Parliament (MP) and her family over several death threats from health junior minister Anifa Kawooya Bangirana.
Among told parliament that on several occasions, Begumisa has been in her office kneeling and pleading with her to give her an opportunity to raise her matter on the floor of parliament against Minister Kawooya until Thursday morning when she blamed her for being compromised to deny her the opportunity to raise her matter.
“She cried and also said that I was also compromised not to allow her to speak, I said no this house is yours, you come and speak whatever you want to speak.
Last week I thought that this issue will be resolved when I told the government chief whip and the Leader of the Opposition to resolve the issue of Hon. Namugga because it is the same issue but nothing has been resolved,” Among said.
Among was responding to Begumisa’s submission during which she accused minister Kawooya of harassing her, her family members and her supporters because they are against her move to subdivide Ssembabule district to create another district.
Begumisa told parliament that Kawooya told her supporters that President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni directed cabinet to divide Ssembabule into two districts in the interest of implementing the ongoing Parish Development model as a tool to fight poverty in the region.
She explained that those who protested her move are being imprisoned while others are on the run including Begumisa’s husband who is always hiding in her car.
However, Among told parliament that minister Kawooya doesn’t have powers to create new districts because even the local government minister does not have such powers.
She added that it was resolved to halt the creation of new administrative units like the one Minister Kawooya is fighting for.
She directed with immediate effect the minister of lands to go to Ssembabule district to stop the demarcation of the boundaries which is allegedly going on because it is illegal.
Justine Kasule Lumumba, the Minister for General Duties in the Prime Minister’s office, on behalf of the government promised that Begumisa’s security will be beefed it up. She advised women leaders to stop fighting in public because it is shameful.
She promised to talk to Minister Kawooya.
Lumumba asked the speaker to also give Kawooya the opportunity to defend herself concerning the allegations brought against her.
By Sengooba Alirabaki
Minister Betty Among Successfully Kicks Byarugaba Out Of NSSF; Patrick Ayota Eats Big, Replaces Former Boss…
Minister for Gender, Labour and Social Development, Betty Among has succeeded in kicking out National Social Security Fund (NSSF) Managing Director Richard Byarugaba.
According to a July 22 letter, Betty Amongi, the co-political overseer of the Fund with Finance Minister, Matia Kasaija, noted that under the Public Service Standing Order and NSSF Human Resource Policy, Mr. Byarugaba should have automatically retired on clocking 60 years.
“You have, however, not officially retired although, by law, your retirement is mandatory and automatic upon attainment of the retirement age of 60 years,” Amongi wrote to Byarugaba.
She further warned that all actions he takes now, on behalf of the Fund are not protected by any law and can be challenged.
“This is dangerous for the operations of the Fund and I cannot continue to put the Fund at risk without addressing the matter.”
The Chairman NSSF Board of Directors, Patrick Ocailap also released a letter appointing Patrick Ayota as Deputy Managing Director.
“In accordance with Section 39 and 40 of the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) Act (Cap222), as amended, the Board of Directors submitted its recommendations to the Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development (the Minister) for the appointment of a Managing Director and Deputy Managing Director,” the letter read.
“This is to inform NSSF members, stakeholders and the public as follows; Patrick Ayota has been appointed Deputy Managing Director for five-year period with effect from 30th November 2022.”
Ocailap added that the processes leading to the appointment of the Managing Director have taken longer.
“In the interim, the Deputy Managing Director will caretake this office until these processes are concluded.”
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