March 31, 2014

Justice Nyanzi Stays Ruling On Lukwago Application

Erias Lukwago (L) after he returned to office on Monday.
Erias Lukwago (L) after he returned to office on Monday.

Uganda’s High Court Judge Yasin Nyanzi has suspended his ruling on the controversial impeachment of Erias Lukwago, the embattled Kampala city lord mayor following an earlier ruling by the court of appeal.

Justice Nyanzi was expected to deliver his rulingMonday afternoon on whether or not to continue hearing Lukwago’s main application for a judicial review of the KCCA tribunal report.

However, Justice Steven Kavuma of the court of appeal on the same day overturned an earlier high court ruling by Justice Lydia Mugambe, which reinstated Lukwago to office.  In his ruling, Kavuma also stayed all proceedings in the High Court arising from application No.362 of 2013 including an application, which Justice Nyanzi was set to determine.

In his ruling, Kavuma said “an interim order is issued staying all proceedings in the High Court arising from the above orders or from any application under Miscellaneous Cause 362 of 2013 until hearing and determination of the main application,”.

He also said the interim order restrains Lukwago from performing the functions of the office of the Lord Mayor of Kampala Capital City Authority pending the determination of the main application.

Adapted From URN

5 thoughts on “Justice Nyanzi Stays Ruling On Lukwago Application

  1. The cost of employing incompetent people in high offices is not only high, but catastrophic. Where will these Kavumas run to when change overtakes them? Can someone tell me, please.

    This Kavuma is ripe for certification a la Nyombi by the ULS! What say you?

  2. I do strongly think that the very judicial foundation of the Republic of Uganda has been irreparably cracked.

  3. Justice Steven Kavuma – i wish you heard the cries of us tax payers – whose money u are busy wasting – yet we thought you were a learned and independent minded Justice. Your time is near.

  4. Kavuma does not represent and head Judiciary in Uganda but only represents Museveni who has been fighting Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago to date.

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