Court orders six MPs out of Parliament,
The Constitutional Court in Kampala has thrown six MPs out of Parliament after ruling that they had illegally been elected into the August House.
The affected MPs are; Patrick Ochan of Apac, Elioda Tumwesigye of Sheema, Tarsis Rwaburindore of Ibanda, Hashim Sulaiman of Nebbi, Asuman Basalirwa of Bugiri, and Abraham Lokii of Kotido.
Five judges of the Supreme Court led by Deputy Chief Justice Alphonse Owiny-Dollo unanimously agreed with Eddie Kwizera, who claims to be a concerned citizen and a petitioner, that the election of the six MPs before the closure of the existing Parliament was null and void.
The Supreme Court has explained that much as Parliament has the power to divide Uganda into so many constituencies, the Electoral Commission is charged with a duty to ensure that each constituency is represented in Parliament.