Court Halts LDC Exam Probe Again

18th, March 2013

The Court of Appeal has temporarily stopped operations of the newly-constituted committee, which has been investigating alleged examination malpractices at the Law Development Centre (LDC).
The interim order secured by lawyers Mr. Mike Mabikke and Mr. Fred Mukasa Mbidde, is to stay in place until their substantive suit and appeal challenging the LDC forensic exam report that implicates them in exam malpractice is heard and disposed of.

The new committee led by Dr. Pamela Kalyegira had been put in place following a recent High Court ruling that nullified the earlier Justice Kania committee for not being properly constituted.

Hon. Justice Vincent Zehurikize had in his recent ruling given a go-ahead to LDC to appoint a new probe committee if they wished so to replace the Kania one. According to the ruling, the interim order will be in force for 30 days or until further orders of the court. The Kalyegira committee, which started work last week, was supposed to release its findings by April 30,2013.

Mr. Mabikke and Mr. Mbidde noted that there was still a main suit in the High Court on the same matter and leaving the proceedings of the committee to continue will render the substantive application for stay of execution and intended appeal nugatory. They claimed that LDC went ahead to institute another probe committee without extracting the court order.