Police from the counter-terrorism unit, plain-clothed and uniformed police officers were seen guarding inside and outside the court premises.
Chief Justice of Uganda, Bart Katureebe Arriving at the Supreme Court in Kampala
There is heavy deployment of police and other security agencies at the Supreme Court ahead
of the long-awaited judgement in the consolidated Age Limit Appeal.
Police from the counter-terrorism unit, plain-clothed
and uniformed police officers were seen guarding inside and outside
the court premises located at Upper Kololo.
The Chief Justice Bart Katureebe arrived 30 minutes ago.
By time of filing this report, the petitioners in the consolidated
age limit appeals had not yet arrived except Male Mabirizi.
Some of the petitioners include the six opposition Members of
Parliament represented by lawyers Ladislaus Rwakafuuzi and Erias Lukwago.
Abed Bwanika, the President of the Peopl's Development Party and Norbert Mao, the Democratic Party President are
among the politicians present in court.
The consolidated appeal stems from a Constitutional Court judgment
delivered by a panel of five judges in 2018 who upheld the amendment of
the constitution in which Parliament lifted the cap on the presidential
The judges; Cheborion Barishaki, Elizabeth Musoke, Alphonse
Owiny-Dollo and Remmy Kasule, said the act was passed in line with Constitutional
However Justice Kenneth Kakuru dissented in his judgment noting that
the entire process of amending the Constitution was flawed since the majority
of the legislators never consulted citizens, in whom the power is