Fort Portal Magistrate's court has blocked a meeting called by Tooro Kingdom officials
The Chief Magistrate’s Court in Fort Portal has blocked a planned council meeting by Toro Kingdom officials.
Boniface Wamala, the Chief Magistrate issued the order on Wednesday morning, following an application by Johnson Musana, the Toro Kingdom clan council lawyer, requesting court to block the meeting. Musana argued that the planned meeting was illegal because there is high court injunction stopping the officials from taking part in any kingdom activity.
On Monday, Tooro kingdom regents, Richard Baguma and Epafura Mugasa, wrote to members of the traditional assembly (O’Rukurato) of Toro inviting them for a meeting on Friday, to elect a new speaker and a deputy. The regents also invited Wamala to preside over the election of the speaker.
Musana also said that the people who have been invited for the meeting are no longer members of the traditional assembly because their term expired. None of the Kingdom officials were present in court.
In his ruling, Wamala said that the council meeting will only take place after the kingdom officials and members of the clan council have resolved their conflicts. He also criticised the officials for inviting him to preside over an illegal assembly.
Wamala warned that the officials risk arrest if they go ahead with the meeting.
The traditional assembly (O’Rukurato) of Toro comprises of clan heads, county chiefs and the King’s nominees.
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