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Soroti Boundaries Wars Deepen as Court Dismisses Case against Minister Magezi, LCV

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By John Ogulei

 

MBALE

 

The Soroti City boundary wars are far from coming to an end after the Soroti High Court judge dismissed a judicial review case filed against the decision of the high court to revert Opiyai and Aloet Wards to Soroti City East.

 

 

High Court Judge, Justice Wilson Musalu Musene on 10th March 2021 reviewed his earlier decision of 26th November 2020 on Soroti City boundaries that saw the Wards of Opiyai and Aloet taken to Soroti City West.

 

In his March 10th ruling, Justice Musalu told the fully packed court that he had reviewed his earlier decision and ordered that the Wards of Aloet and Opiyai be reverted back to Soroti City West.

 

 

However, Simon Peter Edoru Ekuu, the Soroti District LCV elect and Stephen Olebe, the Soroti District Speaker filed a judicial review case against the Local Government Minister, Raphael Magyezi and Soroti District LCV, Gregory Egunyu accusing the duo of forging council minutes that saw the alteration of Soroti City Boundaries.

 

Edoru and Olebe used M/s Phiona Mirembe and Co advocates while both Magyezi and Egunyu used Counsel Alex Luganda.

 

 

The suit came for hearing yesterday March 25, 2021 before His Lordship, Justice Dr. Henry Peter Adonyo in the presence of Counsel Luganda for the Respondents and Mirembe for the Applicants who were not present in court.

 

 

Meanwhile while delivering his order and decree, the trial judge Justice Adonyo dismissed the applications noting that the miscellaneous application no. 09/2021 was improper before court having proceeded under a repealed law.

 

 

The judge further ordered that all orders previously granted under it are vacated and no order as to costs.

 

He on the other hand asked the applicants to file a proper application based on the current law subject to the law of limitation.

 

 

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