By Jane Nambi
The expelled National Resistance Movement (NRM) MPs dubbed as NRM rebel MPs have won a petition in court to stay in parliament despite being expelled from the party they were previously representing in their constituencies and parliament.
The Supreme Court ruling removes the ruling of Constitutional Court which had previously barred the four MPs from parliament until their fate was decided. Last week, the Constitutional Court ordered the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, to stop the four MPs Theodore Ssekikubo (Lwemiyaga County), Mohammed Nsereko (Kampala central), Barnabas Tinkasimire (Buyaga west) and Wilfred Niwagaba (Ndorwa East) from accessing Parliament premises, offices and conducting business as members of Parliament.
Six of the seven Justices of the Supreme Court agreed to stay the execution while the seventh, Esther Kisakye disagreed. The temporary stay of execution lasts until September 18, 2013 when the Court is due to hear an appeal by the MPs against the injunction issued against them by the Constitutional Court.