Electoral Reform in Uganda. Emerging Jurisprudence on Structural Interdicts and Contempt of Court. The 2019 Supreme Court Decision of Frederick E. Sempebwa ors v Attorney General

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The practice of holding regular elections in Uganda is provided for under Article 61 (2) of  the 1995 Constitution and has been entrenched after a long period of disenfranchisement.  As a result, the country has held presidential and parliamentary elections every after five  years since 1996. Specifically, in all the presidential elections held in 1996, 2001, 2006,  2011 and 2016, President Museveni and his National Resistance Movement (NRM) party  was declared winner with 76%, 69%, 59%, 68% and 60.75% of the total number of votes  cast, respectively. Museveni’s competitors have challenged the outcome of all the elections declared by the Electoral Commission and thrice went to court in 2001, 2006 and 20161.