Tuesday June 3 2014

Chaos in EALA as legislators disagree on motion


A session of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) today has ended in chaos and disorder after legislators failed to deliberate on any business with the house divided on which motion to deliberate on.

Some of the legislators opposed to EALA Speaker Margaret Nantongo Zziwa wanted to discuss a censor motion while those who support her wanted budgetary estimates discussed.

Confusion reigned as the regional MPs booed and screamed at each other prompting the Speaker to adjourn the session without any business with members turning to their countries for consultation on how to proceed.

The East African Court of Justice last week dismissed an application to issue an order restraining members of the EALA taking action against Ms Zziwa, paving way for her possible censure.