Prof. Kanyeihamba was disappointed with Mbabazi in handling of the petition (Courtesy Photo)

Prof. Kanyeihamba disappointed: Mbabazi should have chosen constitutional lawyers. I hope one day I will meet him and talk about it

Ayiswa Issa Friday, 1 April 2016 - 11:10am National

Prof. George Kanyeihamba thinks Amama Mbabazi did not do enough to try to win the presidential petition case he filed at the Supreme Court.

Nine justices of the Supreme Court Thursday dismissed Mbabazi's petition citing insufficient evidence.

Mbabazi in a news conference argued that his evidence amounting to three hundred affidavits was stolen from his lawyers' offices.

He said unknown people broke into the offices of two of his lawyers Fred Muema and Muhammad Mbabazi and made off with the evidence.

However, Prof. Kanyeihamba did not agree with the former Prime Minister in an interview with NBS TV.

The retired judge of the Supreme Court who was involved in the 2001 and 2006 petitions, thought Mbabazi chose the wrong team for the case.

Prof. Kanyeihamba said: "Mbabazi should have chosen constitutional lawyers. I hope one day I will meet him and talk about it."He dismissed: "Amama Mbabazi's lawyers didn't not perform better in this petition. Everyone knows that."Prof. Kanyeihamba argued: "This petition was an inquiry not a criminal case. Justices were not expected to depend only on the submitted evidence."He went on: "I would have been happy if the petition was handled the same way it was in 2001 and 2006."On the Supreme Court ruling, Kanyeihamba stated: "It surprised me. In a petition challenging a president, judges express views independently."

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