The panel of five justices of the constitutional court led Deputy Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny Dolo have taken their seats in Mbale High Court to deliver their judgment on the age limit petition.
Parliament on December 20 passed the age limit bill before being signed into law by President Museveni seven days later to allow lifting of the cap on the lower and upper age limit from 35 and 75 respectively.
A group of five people including the Uganda Law Society (ULS), lawyer Male Kiwanuka Mabirizi, six Opposition MPs led by the Leader of Opposition in Parliament, Winnie Kiiza, Prosper Businge, Dr.Abed Bwanika and Jonathan Abaine Buregyeya petitioned the Constitutional Court challenging the passing of the age limit bill into law saying it contravened the constitution.
The hearing of the petition took three weeks and the public has waited for over 70 days for the ruling of the judges.
However, the Deputy Chief Justice apologized for the delay but said it was for a reason.
“When someone is cooking cassava, you can’t say it has delayed,”Dollo said as the court opened.
A panel of judges of the Constitutional Court include Owiny-Dollo, Cheborion Barishaki , Kenneth Kakuru,Elizabeth Musoke and Remmy Kasule are set to deliver the judgment.