Deputy Chief Justice Steven Kavuma
has blocked Parliament from carrying out any investigations in regards to the
Shs6bn oil bonanza.
The cash was in appreciation, call
it ‘presidential handshake’ that President Yoweri Museveni ordered Uganda
Revenue Authority (URA) to give top government officials after winning the Capital Gains Tax (CGT) case against Heritage.
Electoral Commission (EC) legal
officer Eric Sabiiti yesterday rushed to Constitutional Court seeking an
interim court to block the pending investigation by parliament that has been
scheduled for tomorrow (Tuesday).
“An interim order is hereby issued restraining
Parliament, any person or authority from investigating, questioning or
inquiring into the impugned bonus payments and or staying all proceedings of
whatever nature, if any, which may be pending before any forum whatsoever
arising from the impugned payments, until the main application No.06 of 2017
has been heard and determined,” the court order reads in part.
However, Parliament director of
Communications and Public Affairs Chris Obore insisted that parliament will tomorrow
go ahead to discuss this oil cash bonanza.
will derail parliament from inquiring into the "handshake.” The Speaker is
the boss of the House. She is a lawyer of repute capable of making sound
decisions. She will guide the MPs tomorrow. It's the duty of parliament to do
oversight on government and the matter is of public interest,” Obore posted on