The Attorney General (AG) has asked court for more time to file his reply in the case that Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago is seeking court’s orders to quash a KCCA tribunal report that found him guilty of abuse of office, incompetence and misconduct.
Represented by Martin Mwambtsia, the Attorney General told court presided over by Justice Yasin Nyanzi that they had not had enough time to file their reply.
He also further explained that the AG’s principal witness Minister Frank Tumwebaze had been out of the country and only returned last evening. The Minister for the Presidency and Kampala is supposed to swear an affidavit in reply to Lukwago.
Lukwago’s host of lawyers led by Peter Walubiri unsuccessfully objected to the AG’s request. They argued that the AG had had enough time to file a reply since it was almost a month since Lukwago filed the matter.
Lukwago’s lawyers also pointed out that the delay in the case had affected their client’s ability to execute his roles. They informed court that Mayor Lukwago had been denied access to his office at Kampala Capital City Authority despite the order reinstating him as Lord Mayor.
But Justice Nyanzi assented to the AG’s request and adjourned court to January 15, 2014.
He ordered the AG to have filed his reply by January 10. He instructed Lukwago’s lawyers to post any rejoinder, if they have any, by January 14.