Government still Labouring to convince age limit Justices on contentious amendment
The Constitutional court at Mbale has heard that all the recent Constitutional amendments done represented the will of the people through the representatives they elected to Parliament.
This is the submission of Deputy Attorney General Mwesigwa Rukutana during a heated presentation this morning before a panel of five justices hearing the presidential age-limit petition.
Rukutana informed court that Members of Parliament acted very wisely to amend the Constitution and extend their tenure of office from 5 -7 years having consulted all the concerned stake holders.
Rukutana has however been put to task by the Justices to explain the purpose of the Constitutional review commission set up at the expense of the tax -payers money, if the Constitution can be amended as a matter of some one becoming “wise “.
Justice Kenneth Kakuru told Rukutana that all the issues that he is submitting before court in defence of the constitutional amendments, were adjudicated upon in 2000 by the Supreme court which held that “Constitutional amendments can actually amount to a coupe -d’état”.
Justice Kakuru also put it to him that in fact Parliament elected itself for another term of 2 years from 2021-2023.
Government submissions are still going on.