Court name
Supreme Court of Uganda
Judgment date
9 February 2021

Kyagulanyi Ssentumu v Yoweri Museveni Tibuhaburwa & 2 Others (Election Petition Appeal Miscellaneous Application-2021/1) [2021] UGSC 1 (09 February 2021);

Cite this case
[2021] UGSC 1
Coram
Owiny-Dollo, CJ
Kisaakye, JSC
Arach-Amoko, JSC
Opio, JSC
Mwondha, JSC
Mugamba, JSC
Muhanguzi, JSC
Tuhaise, JSC
Chibita, JSC

 

 

 

THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF UGANDA
AT KAMPALA

CORAM: OWINY-DOLLO C.J; KISAAKYE; ARACH-AMOKO;
OPIO-AWERI; MWONDHA; MUGAMBA; MUHANGUZI;
TUHAISE; CHIBITA; JJ.S.C;

MISCELLANEOUS APPLICATION NO. 01 OF 2021

(Arising from Presidential Petition No. 1 of 2021)

KYAGULANYI SSENTAMU ROBERT:::::::::::::::: -.APPLICANT/ PETITIONERS

VERSUS

  1. YOWERI MUSEVENI TIBUHABURWA
  2. ELECTORAL COMMISSIONER
  3. ATTORNEY GENERAL ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::RESPONDENTS

 

 

RULING OF COURT

We have perused the application, the replies by the Respondents, and considered the submissions of Counsel for the parties.

Court finds that the matters raised in the proposed amendments pertaining to non-compliance with the laws, and the alleged commission of electoral offences, are already pleaded in the petition. What remains is for the Petitioner to adduce evidence in proof of those matters.

However, Court finds that the issue of qualification of the 1st Respondent raised in the proposed amended petition, is a new matter which comes outside the limitation period provided for filing a Presidential election petition. Therefore, we disallow it.

In the event, we disallow the application. We shall give the detailed reasons for deciding so, in the final Judgment.

Costs shall be in the cause.

 

                                                         Alfonse owinyi Dollo

                                                                  Chief justice

 

                                                           Esther Kisaakye

 

Justice of the Supreme Court

 

Stella Arach-Amoko

                      Justice of the Supreme Court

Ruby Opio-Aweri

Justice of the Supreme Court

 

Faith Mwondha

                        Justice of the Supreme Court

Paul Mugamba

                     Justice of the Supreme Court

Ezekiel Muhanguzi

Justice of the Supreme Court

 

                                                        Percy Night Tuhaise

 

Justice of the Supreme Court

Mike Chibita

Justice of the Supreme Court