Breaking News: Constitutional Court declares 7-year extension null and void

Three out of five Constitutional Court justices have declared the Constitutional amendment to extend the term of Parliament from 5 to 7 years null and void.

Justices Cheborion Barishaki, Elizabeth Musoke and Kenneth Kakuru have so far delivered their judgments at the Constitutional Court sitting in Mbale.

Justice Remmy Kasule and Deputy Chief Justice Alphonse Owiny-Dollo are yet to deliver their rulings

What the Justices said.
Justice Cheborion Barishaki: The people went to vote knowing the term of office is 5 years, extending without consulting them is breach of social contract, you robbed the people.

Justice Cheborion Barishaki: If extension of term of office for parliamentarians was done in good faith, then it should have been done starting with the next parliament.

Justice Cheborion Barishaki: If extension of term of office for parliamentarians was done in good faith, then it should have been done starting with the next parliament.

What happened in the passing of the Age Limit law appears to have been window dressing and a clumsy one, says Justice Kenneth Kakuru

By criminalizing a section of this society, the Police acted in a partisan manner in relation to the Age Limit legislation process.

Justice Kenneth Kakuru: The Consolidated Petitions substantially succeed. I hereby declare the constitutional amendments relating to the Age Limit unconstitutional. Orders costs to be paid to the petitioners.