The panel of five Supreme Court Justices led by Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo in their ruling agreed with the applicants and issued an interim order staying the decision of the Constitutional Court. According to Justice Paul Mugamba who read the decision on behalf of the panel, the order will remain in force until the determination of the substantive application or any other order.
Jane Francis Abodo was appointed DPP by President Yoweri Museveni in March this year. She was then vetted and approved by the appointments committee of Parliament on April 6. But, Ivan Sengendo, one of the directors of Legal Brains Trust says that the process leading to Abodo’s appointment was marred with improprieties.
According to 2019 report by the Director of Fire and Emergency Rescue in Uganda Police Force, AIGP Joseph Mugisa more than 190 people drowned in trenches, lakes, rivers and septic tanks across the country.
Justices Kenneth Kakuru, Elizabeth Musoke and Geoffrey Kiryabwire on Tuesday ruled that the acts of Bank of Uganda the then Finance Minister Syda Bbumba by issuing out guarantees and letters of comfort in favour of Basajjabalaba and his companies to four commercial banks was inconsistent with the Constitution of Uganda.
Kakuru told the court that it was unfortunate that they had failed to deliver judgment for the third time, saying he feels frustrated with the delay. He explained that they had failed to deliver judgment this time round because of the one of the judge has been sick for almost a week.
Justice Kenneth Kakuru apologized in open court this morning on behalf of five member panel of the Constitutional Court justices for the delayed delivery of their decision on two separate occasions. The other justices are Hellen Obura, Geoffrey Kiryabwire, Steven Musota and Cheborion Barishaki.
Basajjabalaba was dragged to court by Legal Brains Trust in 2012 on allegations of using government officials, Bank of Uganda and four commercial banks to facilitate theft of shillings 142 billion from the Consolidated Fund.