National
Attorney General's case against ULS flops
Publish Date: Jun 26, 2014
Attorney General's case against ULS flops
In the suit, Peter Nyombi the Attorney General wants ULS to make a public apology among other demands.
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Michael Odeng 

THE hearing of the case in which the Attorney General, Peter Nyombi sued Uganda Law Society (ULS) over his illegal expulsion has failed to take-off before the civil division of the High Court. 

The case was adjourned to August 28, 2014 following the absence of the High Court judge Stephen Musota. The judges have convened at Imperial Hotel for the National Legal Conference. 

Nyombi filed the suit seeking injunction restraining the ULS from circulating the certificate of incompetence issued against him without cause and demanded a public apology from the lawyer’s body. 

That public apology should be published “under wide circulation for a period of three weeks both in print and broadcast media" according to the suit. 

He also wants the court to order ULS to pay him damages and the costs of the case. 

Other remedies Nyombi is seeking are; a court declaration that the ULS’ actions were illegal, completely outside its powers and void right from the beginning.

He also sought orders quashing the ULS resolutions and prohibiting the ULS from implementing them continuous circulation of the certificate of incompetence issued against him which he maintains were  void and unlawful.

City lawyer Jude Mbabaali and 15 other lawyers petitioned the ULS to call a general meeting to suspend Nyombi

They accused him of misadvising or failure to advise the Government against re-appointing Justice Benjamin Odoki as Chief Justice and Gen. Aronda Nyakairima as cabinet minister. 

They also accused him of poorly handing the oil case between one Severino Twinobusingye and the Attorney General.

They said that the Attorney General had turned hostile to the Parliament in court and “maliciously conceded the allegations against the House.  

They also accused him of giving unsolicited opinion to the Speaker condemning and castigating her for ruling to retain in Parliament, the MPs expelled from NRM.

In his application for judicial review of the ULS action filed on September 20,13, Nyombi said, that the ULS constituted itself into a court of law to determine without a reasoned judgment that his opinions were contrary to the law. 

Not only that, he complained, the ULS “were prosecutors and judges in their own cause, an act which was illegal.”

He said that moreover, he was not given a fair hearing which was a total violation of the inherent constitutional provisions on principals of natural justice.

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
Minister Byandala arrested over Katosi Road saga
THE former Minister of works Minister Eng. Abraham James Byandala who is the current Minister without Portfolio has been arrested...
Court rejects Brig Kayanja
THE Buganda Road Court has rejected the confession statement made by Alex Ssekitto Kayanja in connection with the attempted murder of Brig Elly Kayanja...
Districts get sh2.1b for HIV/AIDS fight
THE American government through CDC has earmarked $674,116 (sh2.1bn) for the fight against HIV/AIDS among the most at risk populations in the districts of Kampala, Wakiso and Mukono...
Fort Portal couple held for killing man
JOHN Mutegeki is said to have suspected his girlfriend Oliver Tuhaise of cheating on him and when he found her seated with Edward Kiiza Mujasi at a wedding, he decided to hit him...
Mao has failed DP - Lukwago
EMBATTLED Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago has lashed out at Democratic Party (DP) president general, Norbert Mao for failing the party in the last 5 years....
Govt okays stranded families to till oil land
Government has finally allowed 93 households in Buseruka, Hoima district to till on the land they were evicted from for oil and gas exploration and production before they are relocated...
Should government create more constituencies?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter