By Anne Mugisa
KAMPALA - Erias Lukwago’s petition for a judicial review of the proceedings of the tribunal that cleared way for his impeachment failed to take off Friday.
The Attorney General complained that Lukwago and his team of lawyers never served the Attorney with the petition until late on December 17.
This, the State Attorney Martin Mwambutsya said, denied the Attorney General chance to prepare a response.
Lukwago wants court to quash the proceedings and recommendations on which Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) acted to remove him from office.
Mwambutsya said that the Attorney General’s principal witness, Kampala Minister Frank Tumwebaze was out of the country at the time of the service and therefore could not swear an affidavit in reply.
Tumwebaze, as Kampala minister, convened the KCCA council meeting and presided over the proceedings where 29 councilors voted for the impeachment of Lukwago against three who were against his removal from office.
Lukwago’s lawyers, Medard Ssegona and Peter Walubiri opposed the application for the adjournment, but the judge, Yasin Nyanzi, allowed it saying the Attorney General should be afforded chance to reply.
He adjourned the case to January 15, 2014.