The minister in charge of Kampala Frank Tumwebaze has asked the High Court in Kampala to dismiss Erias Lukwago application for a judicial review of the Catherine Bamugemereire tribunal report. Tumwebaze says the application has been overtaken by events.
The request by the minister is contained in his defense to Lukwago’s application for judicial review in which he is seeking to quash the Kampala Capital City Authority Tribunal Report that led to his controversial impeachment late last year.
The hearing of Lukwago’s substantive application for judicial review is scheduled for Wednesday January 15, 2014 before Justice Yasin Nyanzi.
Tumwebaze also brands Lukwago’s application as ‘bad in law’, ‘premature’ and frivolous. He adds that it also raises no relevant grounds for grant of remedies that he is seeking.
“The application has been overtaken by events since the applicant was dully removed from office on November 25 2013. I have been also advised by my counsel that the process to remove the applicant as the Lord Mayor was valid,” he adds in his affidavit.
According to court records, the removal of Lukwago from office of Lord Mayor was dully communicated to him on the December 9 last year sent to him by a mail and logistics services provider DHL.
However, Justice Nyanzi has since come out to say that the interim injunction given by Deputy Registrar Fred Waninda on his orders still stands until this very application is heard and determined.