A meeting on Monday that included International Crimes Division -ICD Judges, Counter Terrorism Police Officers, Prisons, Directorate of Public Prosecutions and Defense lawyers agreed that for the safety of the participants from Covid-19 and other possible security risks, the trial will be conducted inside the prisons.
A group led by the five directors of the National Federation of Professional Cyclists Network contends that the restrictions are not acceptable in a free and fair democratic society. They add that the restriction on the bodaboda transport business is unjustifiable when other means of transport are operating normally.
The said group was picked from one house in Kyengera Town Council and held at Nkonkonjeru Police Post at the end of March 2020. Subsequently, they were arraigned before the Nsangi Magistrates court, charged with an act that is likely to spread the infectious disease and remanded to Kitalya government Prison.
in his ruling, Justice Elubu has noted that although the case before the Constitutional Court was filed by different parties, it arises out of the same case and thus the need to halt the High Court proceedings since the constitution has supremacy over any law in the country.
Prior to his appointment, Elubu was the Deputy Head of the Civil Division. He has previously served as a High Court Judge, a Resident Judge of Jinja and a member of the Technical Committee of the Judicial Service Commission.
In their application filed by Geoffrey Turyamusiima, the lawyers had sued Government and Health Minister, Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng for excluding them from the list of essential service providers and there by denied them chance to represent their clients.
While delivering his ruling on application filed by Gerald Karuhanga, the Ntungamo Municipality Member of parliament, Justice Elubu directed all MPs who benefited from the money to return it either to the Parliamentary Commission, National Covid19 or District Task Forces.