By Sandra Birungi
The four rebel National Resistance Movement (NRM) MPs have been expelled from parliament, temporarily.
The MPs have been directed by Constitutional Court to temporarily stay out of Parliament as the main petition filed by their party is being determined.
Mohammed Nsereko, Barnabas Tinkasimire, Sekikubo Theodore and Wilfred Niwagaba who were expelled from their party earlier on in the year for their continued resistance of the NRM policies have caused a stir in parliament for quite sometime. The MPs maintain their seats in parliament despite being expelled from the ruling party which they originally represented. NRM urged parliament to let them lose their parliamentary seats since they no longer represent the party but in vain.
This is the first victory that NRM has got against the four MPs. The court ruling was issued by majority vote of four of the five judges in the Constitutional Court. The order now directs the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga to stop the MPs from participating in any parliamentary proceedings, a move she was against from the first day.