The consolidated appeal stemmed from applications by City lawyer, Male Mabirizi, six opposition Members of Parliament and Uganda Law Society challenging the decision of the Constitutional court to uphold the approval of the Constitution (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill, 2017, which paved way for scrapping of the presidential age limit.
Court presided over by Andrew Katurubuki heard that Onesmas Byaruhanga alias Kalisa Elias Kahonaho Kasurubana a resident of Kishamba village, Kanungu town council and others still at large, armed with a gun kidnapped an American tourist, Kimberley Sue Endicott.
Justice Mwanguhya however, declined to pronounce himself on the allegations that MPs were bribed to support the bill, saying it is the role of the Auditor General to do so. Each MP received Shillings 29M as facilitation to consult voters on the bill
In his opening remarks, Justice Katureebe attributed the delayed judgment to numerous issues including health problems. Justice Katureebe explained that he was unwell and underwent surgery, adding that he will be flying out of the country the next week to undergo eye surgery.
Dr. Isaac Okullo, the Deputy Principal of the College of Health Sciences, Dr. Rose Chalo Nabirye-the Dean of the School of Health Sciences were relieved of their duties for incompetence, while Fatumah Nakatudde-the Deputy College Registrar and Paul Apunyo, a senior Administrative Assistant were dismissed for alleged altering student's marks.
Section 14 of the Land (Amendment) Act, 2004, defines family land as land where the family home is situated, land that helps sustain the family (such as land for crops or animals or land from which the family earns an income), or land that according to the family’s norms, custom or tradition is called family land.