Thursday 26th July 2018
Police in Mbale District have heavily deployed this morning ahead of the long awaited age limit ruling at Mbale High Court.
Also they have issued a number of guidelines to be followed by the public as the constitutional court delivers its judgment in a petition challenging the presidential age limit today in Mbale.
According to the area police spokesperson Sowedi Mansur, a number of roads including Republic Street and Uhuru lane that pass-by Mbale High Court will be closed to reduce traffic accessing the court.
The five-judge panel led by Deputy Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo, any time from now delivers judgment on the presidential age limit petition.
The other justices are; Remy Kasule, Elizabeth Musoke, Cheborion Barishaki and Kenneth Kakuru.
However, the mood in Mbale town remains calm as residents are seen going about their daily routine work.
At court, a tent has been erected at the parking lot to allow the general public to follow the proceedings on giant screens and loud speakers.
A group of five people including the Uganda Law Society (ULS), lawyer Male Kiwanuka Mabirizi, six Opposition MPs led by the Leader of Opposition in Parliament, Winnie Kiiza, Prosper Businge, Dr.Abed Bwanika and Jonathan Abaine Buregyeya petitioned the Constitutional Court challenging the passing of the age limit bill into law saying it contravened the constitution.
Source: www.mknewslink.com a greater western Uganda news website