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Kyagulanyi loses case blocking URA from recalling his vehicle

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The High Court in Kampala has dismissed an application by the National Unity Platform (NUP) former presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi for a temporary injunction restraining Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) from recalling his vehicle for a verification process.

Kyagulanyi had petitioned court seeking an injunction restraining the URA, its agents, servants or persons acting with or under it, from enforcing the impugned decision or letter calling for his motor vehicle Registration number UBF 667 F Toyota Land Cruiser V8 for re-examination or otherwise until the final determination of the suit.

He also wanted Court to restrain URA, its agents, servants or persons working with and under it from arbitrarily, unilaterally, illegally and unlawfully impounding, or otherwise possessing his motor vehicle until the final determination of the head suit.

Justice Emmanuel Baguma on Tuesday, April 6 in his ruling noted that, “It is, therefore, my considered view that the applicant has not adduced evidence to show that the re-calling of the said motor vehicle for re-verification/re-examination will cause him an irreparable injury which cannot be compensated by an award of damages. 

In the final result, this application is not a proper one to grant a temporary injunction. The application therefore fails and it is hereby dismissed,” the Judge ruled.

The Judge observed that the purpose of granting a temporary injunction is to preserve the matters in the status quo until the question to be investigated in the main suit is finally disposed of. 

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