The Supreme Court will hear Robert Kyagulanyi’s presidential election petition against Yoweri Museveni in a hotel.
Sources within the Judiciary yesterday said due to the Covid-19 pandemic in the country, the courtroom at the Kololo-based Supreme Court is small and would compromise the health of the judges and the parties in the petition.
According to sources, two hotels, Mestil in Kampala and Commonwealth Resort Munyonyo are being considered.
By press time, sources said the management of the Judiciary had not yet selected the hotel where the hearing will take place.
It has also been learnt that a large spacious tent will be erected outside the hotel and big screens erected to help other people follow the court proceedings from there to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
This is not the first time such cases are heard from other premises.
In 2016, Justice Dollo, then the Deputy Chief, led a panel of five justices to Mbale High Court to hear the then controversial presidential age limit petition.