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Kadaga confirms she was ordered to restrain rebel MPs from parliament

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The four expelled MPs previously appealed to the speaker not to act according to orders. 

By Monitor Online

Posted  Tuesday, February 25  2014 at  15:51

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"I received a court order restraining the four expelled members from the NRM party from coming to parliament" Kadaga said

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Speaker of parliament Rebecca kadaga has confirmed that she received a court order restraining expelled legislators Theodore Ssekikubo, Muhammed Nsereko, Barnabas Tinkasimire and Wilfred Niwagaba from coming to parliament.

While presiding over a parliamentary session this afternoon, Kadaga confirmed that she has been duly informed by the constitutional court and will not even process the salaries of the four legislators.

"I received a court order restraining the four expelled members from the NRM party from coming to parliament" Kadaga said.

"I am not to pay salaries to any of the 4 MPs as instructed by the constitutional court and I have also informed them " She added.

Ssekikubo and colleagues yesterday appealed to the speaker through their lawyers not to act basing on order presented to her office without their approval as required by the law.

Stating section 95 of the parliamentary Elections Act 2005, the lawyers argued that no by-elections can be organised until after the disposal of the appeal.

"The order of the Constitutional Court to the effect that our clients vacate Parliament and the by-elections should be held was itself subject to the parliamentary Act" They wrote.