Controversial city lawyer, Male Mabirizi Kiwanuka has sued at least 4 cabinet ministers in the outgoing cabinet over breach of their contract which he argues expired on May 12 when Gen. Yoweri Museveni took oath for a sixth term. Lawyer Mabirizi argues that the 2016-2021 cabinet ceases to exist the moment the president takes oath and that it is by default that his ministers too are dissolved and therefore their offices become vacant.
Mabirizi contends that the former transport and works Minister, Gen. Edward Katumba Wamala breached his contract in a May 12 press conference at the Uganda Media Centre where he impersonated and illegally conducted duties related to that office.
Mabirizi adds that Hon. Matia Kasaija who spoke at the same presser impersonated the person of the Finance Minister yet he knew he was no longer legally the office holder. He also adds that ex Minister for Kampala, Beni Namugwanya impersonated the Kampala Affairs Minister and spoke about the ongoing inauguration of the Kampala elected councillors. He adds that even Gen. Jeje Odong committed an illegality by conducting duties on behalf of the Internal Affairs Minister when he presided over the office occupation by the new Director of the National Identification and Registration Authority.
“I know that the above constitute offences of impersonation, contrary to section 381 (1) of the Penal Code for which the accused should be charged,” Mabirizi notes in his affidavit. “The said offenses were committed in Kampala, within the criminal geographical jurisdiction of this court. I affirm to this affidavit in support of a complaint against the accused (the four ministers) so that warrants of arrest are issued and the accused prosecuted for the alleged offences,” he notes.