Prof Ssempebwa questions Owiny Dollo’s decision to transfer age limit petitions to Mbale

By Ritah Kemigisa.

Renowned law Don Prof. Fredrick Ssempebwa has questioned the court’s decision to transfer the hearing of age limit petitions in Mbale amid protests even when all the litigants are from Kampala.

According to Ssempebwa the decision by the deputy chief Justice Alfonse Owiny Dollo is unprecedented and strange and it makes legal history to have a case originated from a particular area taken in another district.

Pro Ssembebwa however believes that one of the factors that could have triggered the move was to have aquieter place with fewer crowds to allow the judges to carry out their work.

The court of appeal in a rather surprise move on Tuesday, announced that the five age limit constitutional petitions that had been consolidated into one, will be heard from the far eastern town of Mbale starting April 4 in a marathon style.