Zziwa to challenge impeachment

Former speaker of the East African Assembly, Ms Margret Nantongo Zziwa is to challenge her impeachment in courts of law.
Ms Zziwa was on Wednesday impeached by 36 members of the assembly, with two opposing, while one abstained from the vote cast during the session in Arusha, Tanzania.
However, her lawyer John Tumwebaze says they are to amend their earlier legal suit to the East African court of justice to cover yesterday proceedings.
Ms Zziwa wants to challenge the legality of yesterday’s proceedings and behaviours of the assembly members.
The impeachment of the East Africa Legislative Assembly Speaker is a manifestation of the underlying political differences that threaten regional integration.
According to political analyst Mwambusya Ndebesa, East African heads of state are liable for the disagreements in the assembly since they failed to provide mechanisms for conflict management and resolution.
Prof Ndebesa says even at the higher level there are political difference as was manifested on 29th last month when the Tanzanian president Jakaya Kikwete failed to attend the summit in Kenya.

SOURCE: Daily Monitor

Leave a Reply


IGAD and Partners are Keeping an Eye on La Nina Effects on the Region

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Climate Prediction & Applications Centre (ICPAC) this morning kick started the 44th Greater Horn of African Climate Outlook Forum (GHACOF) during an opening ceremony presided over by the Minister of Environment of Uganda, Hon. Dr. Mary Goretti Kitutu, in Kampala.   The opening ceremony was also attended by the […]

Car bomb kills 5 soldiers outside Somali president’s palace: police

A car bomb claimed by al Shabaab Islamist militants killed five soldiers outside the president’s palace in the Somali capital of Mogadishu and badly damaged two nearby hotels, police said.     Reuters witnesses said gunfire could be heard after the explosion and a huge cloud of smoke could be seen above the president’s palace, […]