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High Court extends interim order against caretaker Emorimor

By Rosette Nandutu

The High Court in Soroti has extended the interim order restraining the caretaker Emorimor, Paul Sande Emolot, and the Iteso Cultural Union-ICU Council Speaker, John Francis Ekuma from performing any duties related to the institution.

The extension of interim orders was made by the Soroti Chief Magistrate, Margret Aanyu on behalf of the Assistant Registrar Jessica Chemeri.

Aanyu asked Emolot’s lawyer Richard Okalany to prepare the defense for a hearing when the matter returns to court on April 20.

Last week, the court issued interim orders following an application filed by the Iteso Cultural Union founder members and elders, William Alloch Akoll, Joseph Okadapao, Martin Alfred Aruo, Stephen Enokokin, Joyce Asekenye, Polly Apio, and Lydia Agoda.

The group is contesting the procedures and qualifications of Emolot who was installed as the caretaker Emorimor and the council speaker, Ekuma.

They argue that the installation of the caretaker Emorimor was against the ICU Constitution of 2019 which he notes was violated.

The interim order issued last week restrains Emolot and Okuma from holding meetings as the council of ICU, communicating any correspondences on behalf of ICU, convening meetings or transacting business on behalf of ICU, or using of logo, cultural regalia as Emorimor and Speaker.