Mwesigwa Vs Petro Uganda Ltd (CIVIL APPEAL No. 97 OF 2009) [2019] UGCA 24 (4 April 2019);


Search Summary: 

The Court of appeal entered judgment against the applicant against which he appealed to the Supreme court. He applied for an order of stay of execution of the judgment orders before a single justice of the Court of appeal.

The court considered whether or not a single justice of appeal had jurisdiction to entertain an application for stay of execution.

Headnote and Holding: 

The court held that a single justice could only exercise the powers of the full bench of the Court of appeal in an interlocutory cause or matter before the court that is, there had to be a pending matter before the full bench. The court was not satisfied that there was a matter pending before it since the appeal from which the application arose had already been concluded by the court. The court accordingly concluded that a single justice of appeal lacked jurisdiction to entertain the application and struck it out.


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