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Zziwa to challenge impeachment

Former speaker of the East African Assembly, Ms Margret Nantongo Zziwa is to challenge her impeachment in courts of law.

Ms Zziwa was on Wednesday impeached by 36 members of the assembly, with two opposing, while one abstained from the vote cast during the session in Arusha, Tanzania. However, her lawyer John Tumwebaze says they are to amend their earlier legal suit to the East African court of justice to cover yesterday proceedings.

Ms Zziwa wants to challenge the legality of yesterday’s proceedings and behaviours of the assembly members.
The impeachment of the East Africa Legislative Assembly Speaker is a manifestation of the underlying political differences that threaten regional integration.

According to political analyst Mwambusya Ndebesa, East African heads of state are liable for the disagreements in the assembly since they failed to provide mechanisms for conflict management and resolution.
Prof Ndebesa says even at the higher level there are political difference as was manifested on 29th last month when the Tanzanian president Jakaya Kikwete failed to attend the summit in Kenya

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