Parliament has run to the Constitutional Court to block Mityana Municipality Member of Parliament Francis Zaake from returning to his Parliamentary Commission job following his successful petition challenging his impeachment about a month ago.
Parliament through the Attorney General ‘s Chamber represented by State Attorney Sam Tusubira says that they were aggrieved with the decision of the four constitutional court justices against one that declared Zaake’s impeachment resolution illegal.
On Friday, Parliament through its Assistant Director of Litigation and Advisory Services, Elisha Bafirawara together with Tusubira told the Constitutional Court Registrar Allen Rukundo Owembabazi that there is a looming threat of execution of the judgement and orders of the majority justices before the hearing of their application for stay of execution and appeal in the supreme court.
They told the court that Zaake’s legal team on October 2nd 2023 wrote demanding his reinstatement to his office and wrote another follow up letter on October 20th 2023.
Zaake’s lawyers led by Eron Kiiza, said that they are concerned about their client’s mental health, which is challenged due to simultaneous proceedings before the rules and disciplinary Committee of parliament and court.
The case stems from a March 17th/ 2022 petition where zaake sued the parliamentary commission for removing him from the Office of the commissioner after he was found guilty by the rules and priviledges Committee of parliament for abusing and attacking the speaker Anita Among on his social media platforms.
Zaake accused Among of mocking his torture when she said that despite claiming that he had suffered broken legs at the hands of security he was able to win a medal in the East African parliamentary games.