National
MP Karuhanga still pursuing petition against Odoki
Publish Date: Jan 20, 2014
MP Karuhanga still pursuing petition against Odoki
MP Gerald Karuhanga is still seeking a stop to Odoki appointment.
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Hillary Nsambu

Western Youth MP Gerald Karuhanga is still pursuing his petition in his quest to block the re-appointment of Justice Benjamin Odoki as Chief Justice, despite halting its proceedings in the Constitutional Court.

Karuhanga, on January 9 instructed his lawyers not to proceed with the petition in the Constitutional Court after Justices Steven Kavuma and Augustine Sebutulo Nshimye refused to step down from the coram that was set up to hear his petition.

Retired Supreme Court Justice George Wilson Kanyeihamba, the lead counsel for the legislator, told the court that they had been instructed to halt the petition proceedings before a panel on which the two justices are still members, citing bias.

“After consultations, we have received instructions from our client not to proceed with the petition before the panel where their lordships, the Acting Chief Justice Steven Kavuma and Augustine Nshimye are still members,” he said.

“Our client is convinced that he would not receive justice when the two justices are still sitting on that panel.

And added: “He has instructed us to appeal to the Supreme Court against the unanimous decision of this court refusing its two members from stepping down.”


Justice George Kanyeihamba(L) talks to lawyer Nicholas Opio (2nd-L),MPs Joseph Ssewugu (3rd-L) and Gerald Karuhanga at the Counstitutional Court on January 9,2014. PHOTO/Nicholas Kajoba

Karuhanga alleged that Odoki had written an administrative memo to Justice Kavuma instructing him to take charge of the Judiciary.

The legislator also contended that both Nshimye and Kavuma had been biased in the case of the MPs that had been expelled from the NRM party.

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Palm Sunday celebrations from the Vatican in pictures
Christians around the world have Sunday celebrated the end of the Lenten season by marking Palm Sunday....
Ex-VP Bukenya, DP agree on 2016 election coalition
The Democratic Party (DP) has agreed to work with former Vice President Prof. Gilbert Balibaseka Bukenya to form a coalition for change in the 2016 general elections....
Burundi
The Sunday service at the hill-top Kiryama church was packed as Catholic Archbishop Simon Ntamwana delivered a sermon, and a political bombshell, for the small central African nation of Burundi....
KCCA receives flag to host World Cross Country 2017
Uganda is ready to host the World Cross Country Championships in 2017, Minister Charles Bakkabulindi and Kampala ED Jennifer Musisi have assured the sport's governing body IAAF....
Christians prepare to mark Palm Sunday
As Christians prepare to mark the end of the Lent season Sunday, vendors in Kampala are making a killing selling palm leaves in and around the city...
Govt cancels land allocation for 80 investors
The minister was responding to a question by Nicholas Byengoma of Vicontra Limited who has taken 10 years pursuing land allocation in industrial park without any success wondering what criteria is used....
Will the ban of food vendors help eliminate typhoid?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter