Reading of age limit verdict delayed

A new twist has hit the reading of the age limit petition with one of the justices finding a chit in his chambers threatening him.

Daily Monitor can reliably report the threatened judge whose name has been withheld, briefly took refuge in another judge’s chambers before entering the court room.

It’s not yet clear whether this was the reason why reading of the age limit petition verdict was delayed.

The Court was expected to start reading its verdict at 9:30am. However, it started at about 10:40 as lawyers and other people who attended court were losing patience.

Before, one of the five judges on the panel, Justice Cheborion Barishaki started reading the verdict, Deputy Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo, who is the lead judge in the petition apologised for the delay which he attributed to “some matters” he did not mention and asked the court to be orderly.

“I want to urge people, that the way you go to Mulago hospital and leave the doctors do their work, please leave it to judicial officers also do their work. Justice is not about hearing and delivering this evening, you may do injustice instead,” he said.

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