By Kampala Post Reporter
Court in United States has dismissed with costs a case where Oakland, California based small claims and litigation lawyer Joseph Ssennoga sued executive members of Uganda North American Association (UNAA) in March 2015.
In her judgment, Judge Janice W. Howe advised UNAA’s Counsel Galen Hair to file a motion for recovery of costs incurred from the plaintiffs who in addition to Musoke include Andrew Lakoich Abe of Houston, Texas and others.
In March 2015, Musoke and Abe sued UNAA and its then Executive Committee members claiming that they were in violation of the UNAA Constitution by refusing to grant them a request for a Special Meeting of UNAA Members.
UNAA through its lawyer Galen presented evidence to the court showing that the then UNAA Executive Secretary, Aisha Ogwang had on November 4th 2014 responded to Musoke informing him that he did not have the required minimum number of signatories of UNAA members as per articles 3.3.1 and 4.2 of the UNAA Constitution to petition the UNAA Executive Committee to call a Special Meeting.
While throwing out the case, Judge Howe observed that the appellant-Musoke has perennially dodged court sessions and has instead continued to file motion after motion in “a clear attempt to unnecessarily prolong the case” - including refilling motions that the court had previously denied throughout the entirety of the case.
Musoke contested as a presidential candidate for UNAA in 2013 Dallas elections and after losing the election where he came in a distant third place, he alleged that the UNAA Executive Committee refused to allow him to inspect UNAA’s books as provided for in the UNAA Constitution. His colleague- Abe also lost his bid for a seat on the UNAA Council.