The East African Court of Justice African court has ruled against the Burundi case challenging the election of the East African Legislative Assembly, a Rwandan Martin Ngoga on July 02, 2019. By RegionWeek






Burundi had filed a case in the East African Court of Justice challenging the election of the Rwandan, Martin Ngoga, as the EALA Speaker.

The court has ruled in favor of EALA Speaker, Martin Ngoga, and thus gave a green light for the Rwandan to go on exercising his duties as the East African Legislative Assembly.

THE BIG PICTURE: During the election of the EALA Speaker in 2017, Burundi and Tanzania had walked out of the election saying that the election of the Rwandan did not meet the requirements.

Thus, Martin Ngoga will remain the speaker of the East African Legislative Assembly following a judgment by the East African Court of Justice.

A case filed by the Attorney General of the Republic of Burundi, seeking the removal of Ngoga as the regional parliament’s speaker, has been dismissed allowing Ngoga to complete his five-year term, Ugandan magazine reported.