By Basighalha Zalimon
High Court of Uganda sitting at Fort portal today has accepted supplementary affidavits filed by Jackson Mbaju Kathika.
On Wednesday August 18, 2021, Kathika through his Lawyers of Guma and Company Advocates submitted more supplementary affidavits to be added in the petition before it’s heard.
But the High Court which was presided over by Hon Lady Justice Victorious Katamba asked both parties including the main petitioner, and the respondents to give her more time before she could make her ruling about the same.
Speaking to the press shortly after court session, Counsel Guma said that they now have a total of 26 affidavits in the petition which he says would help his client to win the petition.
Kathika says that he was happy with the Court ruling adding that the supplementary affidavits comprise of core evidences.
He therefore called his electorate to remain calm and discouraged them from being taken by false propaganda.
On his part, Gideon Thembo Mujungu, who is the first respondent in the petition, agrees with the Court ruling however he said that the additional application and supplementary affidavits by Kathika and his Lawyers, delay Court to start scheduling and hearing of the petition.
However, Mujungu says that ruling the submission in favour of Kathika in his application was not a sign of defeat on his side but it was a sign of fairness practiced by the Court of Law.
Hon Lady Justice Victorious Katamba set Wednesday August 25, 2021, as the day of scheduling, hearing the matter and cross examination of witnesses from both sides.