Age limit case: MPs lose, Museveni wins

Attended. (Left to right): Deputy Attorney General Mwesigwa Rukutana, Budadiri West MP Nathan Nandala Mafabi, Rubaga North MP Moses Kasibante, and Makindye East MP Allan Ssewanyana at Mbale High Court yesterday. PHOTO BY MICHAEL KAKUMIRIZI

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Ruling. The five justices on a 4:1 majority verdict ruled that MPs followed the law in amending Article 102(b) of the Constitution that removed the age limit on the presidency.

President Museveni emerged top winner while MPs and Local Councils were the biggest losers in the age limit petition following the Constitutional Court’s majority ruling that upheld the removal of the 75-age ceiling for president but quashed the extension of the term of the current Parliament.

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