IMPEACHED SPEAKER OF EAST AFRICAN PARLIAMENT SUES FOR HER JOB BACK

The impeached former Speaker of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA), Dr Margaret Zziwa, wants her job back, together with 6.0 billion Tanzanian shillings (about 2.75 million US dollars) compensation.

The two are among the demands she has made in the ongoing sessions of the East African Court of Justice, which commenced a four-day hearing of oral evidence here Monday in Dr Zziwa’s case against the Secretary- General of the East African Community (EAC).

Dr Zziwa closed her evidence by telling the court that since she was illegally removed from office, she was seeking re-instatement. She said that because of the intimidation she went through, she also sought damages in terms of salary, legal costs and compensation as she suffered damage to her reputation.

She alleged that the process of her removal from the Office of EALA Speaker was illegal and an infringement of Articles 53 and 56 of the Treaty for the Establishment of the eAST aFRICAN cOMMUNITY (EAC).

Zziwa was the elected Speaker of the EALA in 2014 but after her impeachment on Dec 19, 2014, the Assembly elected Daniel Kidega as the new Speaker of EALA.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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