High Court stays businessman Shukla Mukesh’s arrrest warrant

The High Court in Kampala has stayed the warrant of arrest it had on 13th/July/2022 issued directing Police to arrest Businessman Shukla Mukesh on sight; pending determination of the main application Mukesh has filed challenging the amount due to Nakawa West MP Joel Ssenyonyi; as exhobitant.

High Court stays businessman Shukla Mukesh’s arrrest warrant
Mukesh Shukla, commonly referred to as Mukesh, is a businessman, entrepreneur, and politician in Uganda.

By John Kusolo

The High Court in Kampala has stayed the warrant of arrest it had on 13th/July/2022 issued directing Police to arrest Businessman Shukla Mukesh on sight; pending determination of the main application Mukesh has filed challenging the amount due to Nakawa West MP Joel Ssenyonyi; as exhobitant. It should be noted that Shukla Mukesh was among the contestants vying to become Member of Parliament representing Nakawa West with Joel Ssenyoni emerging victorious.

Justice Ssekaana says he has issued the order in the interest of Justice.

On 13th July 2022 the Deputy Registrar Jameson Karemani of the said Court ordered Police to arrest Mukesh and produce him before Court by 30th August 2022 to show cause why he shouldn’t be committed to civil prison for six months; for failure to pay Nakawa West MP Joel Ssenyonyi 73,050,000shs costs of the election petition appeal he lost to him.

MP Ssenyonyi and his Lawyers were not part to this temporary application for stay of execution. According to Mukesh through his lawyer Badru Muwango says that the 73,050,000shs issued by Deputy Registrar Jameson Karemani is too much and that he was not around when it was passed.

Also Mr. Mukesh says he was not issued/served and never received any notices of the payments. “The court doesn’t have any evidence of serving me any documents,he said.” “I am sure to meet Joel ssenyonyi and I have congratulated him that in the last two years he done a tremendous job.” Mukesh says he wants to discuss development issues with Joel Ssenyonyi on how to improve the livelihood of the voters of Nakawa West.