This appeal arises from the decision of the First Instance Division in Reference No 5 of 2016 which was filed under Articles 6(d), 7(2), 27 and 30(1) and (2) of the Treaty for the Establishment of the East African Community (hereinafter referred to as “the Treaty”) and Rules 24(1) (2) and (3) of the East African Court of Justice (EACJ) Rules of Procedure, 2013 (hereinafter referred to as “the Court Rules”). It was filed by Ismail Dabule and 1004 Others, residents of Uganda (“the Appellants”) against the Attorney General of Uganda (“the Respondent”).
Reference No. 5 was dismissed by the First Instance Division (“the Trial Court”) for lack of cause of action. Being dissatisfied with the said decision, the Appellants have now appealed to this Court. The Appeal was filed on February 7, 2019.
At the hearing of the appeal, the Appellants were represented by Mr. Richard Omongole, Advocate; and the Respondent by Ms. Margaret Nabakooza, Principal State Attorney; and Ms Imelda Adongo and Mr. Ojambo Bichachi, State Attorneys.