Petitioner asks Judge to step down from age-limit case over conflict of interest

A petitioner in the yet to be heard Age-limit case has asked  the lady justice on the trial panel Elizabeth Musoke to step down from hearing this petition on grounds that she  is not in position to give a fair verdict .
By a copy of a  letter written to justice Musoke and received by her chambers at the Constitutional court ,  a one Hassan Male Mabirizi Kiwanuka claims Justice Musoke has a child with the deputy Attorney General Mwesigwa Rukuntana who is the lead counsel defending government in the above petition.
Male  Mabirizi adds that Justice Musoke also has 2 other children with the Minister in- charge of General duties in the OPM Hillary Onek who also  supported the age-limit  bill in parliament by voting YES.
Owing to  the above, Male Mabirizi  contends that justice Musoke is likely to be taking instructions from the 2  fathers of her children who are in very  influential positions  as regards to the age -limit petition and therefore  she cannot make an independent ruling .
Yesterday, the DCJ Alfonse Owiny -Dollo named a panel of 5 justices including himself ,  justice Elizabeth Musoke, Remmy Kasule , Kenneth Kakuru and Cheborion Barishaki to preside over the age -limit case in Mbale on the 9th/April 2018.
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