Lawyer Jude Byamukama says today is very significant for the development of constitutionalism and the rule of law, adding that by this is the first time Uganda is having this kind of scenario.
Byamukama was appearing on NBS “morning breeze” programme alongside Dr Kakungulu Mayambala, a don at Makerere University Law school.
Byamukama said it is important to have more private individuals like Male Mabirizi taking up this cause.
“This is because people may think court is for the rich and elites.”
Dr. Mayambala, on the other hand, thinks today is going to be a very important day for the public as well as development in the rule of law.
He says the population is anxious to know if why parliament decided upon last year will be upheld by court.
“The other aspect is that we have 3 arms of government and in this case, it’s the court/judiciary that is going to have the final say in respect to the proceedings in parliament.”
According to Dr. Mayambala, yes the Members of Parliament voted and passed the bill but the issue is did this bill follow the constitution?
He says the courts derive their power from the constitution hence the role of the court is to dispense justice.
“Any person aggrieved by actions they think violate the constitution, can petition.”