COURT WAITING FOR CONSTITUTIONAL COURT INTERPRETATION

Niwandinda Daniel
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Buganda Road Magistrates Court has forwarded the file for constitutional review in which Kyadondo East Member of Parliament and NUP president Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu and four others are charged with disobedience of lawful orders.
According to Grade one Magistrate Doreen Olga Karungi the offences require constitutional interpretation.

Buganda road Magistrate Doreen Olga Karungi has halted the criminal proceedings in a case where NUP president also Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu and four others are charged with disobedience of lawful orders.
The hearing will resume on 5th October 2020.
In the last sitting, Counsel Wameli asked court to send the file to the Constitutional court on grounds that their clients are being charged under the laws which contravene provisions of the Constitution under Article 29 of the Constitution which allows freedom of expression, assembly and movement.
Presiding Magistrate Doreen Olga Karungi had ruled that her court lacks powers to interpret constitutional questions, and forwarded the file to the Constitutional Court for interpretation.
In the meantime, court has issued criminal summons to Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu to appear in court.

Police had deployed heavily in Wadengeya and Buganda road to restrict Kyagulanyi supporters from accessing court premises,.

Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi with four others committed the alleged offences in July 2018 as they protested the introduction of 200 Shillings tax on social media Platforms.

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