Justice Yorokamu Bamwine has ordered Moses Mapesa Wafula the sacked Uganda Wildlife Authority Executive Director, to stay in office pending the judicial review of his application challenging his sacking is heard by court.
Mapesa and two other UWA officials Andrew Joseph Koluo and Apophia Atukunda were sacked last week by Muballe Boysier Oumar, the UWA board chairperson for alleged corruption.
On Tuesday, this week through their lawyer Peter Walubiri, Mapesa and his colleagues filed a petition in court for a judicial review of Dr Muballe's actions.
In an affidavit supporting their petition the sacked officials argued that Dr Muballe was illegally appointed by Kahinda Otafiire, the Tourism minister.
They also asked court to restrain Dr Muballe from compelling Mapesa to hand over office, open new accounts, and negotiate new contracts on behalf of UWA.
Walubiri, the applicant's lawyer told court today that unless members of the board are restrained from opening new accounts and negotiating contracts, they are likely to occasion irreparable loss to UWA and occasion malice against affected staff.
In his ruling Justice Bamwine ordered Dr Muballe to restrain from compelling Mapesa to hand over office.
He also stopped Dr Muballe from opening new accounts, changing signatories and negotiating new accounts on behalf of UWA until court decides otherwise.
Justice Bamwine also ruled that there shall be no changing of allowance for staffs.
Dr Muballe, who was not in court declined to comment on the ruling saying that he did not have the details of the ruling.
Court has set September 13 as the date for the judicial review of Mapesa's application.