Busia Senator Okiya Omtatah has responded to the Supreme Court’s dismissal of his motion challenging the High Court’s ruling that lifted the suspension on the Finance Act, 2023.
Via X formally Twitter, Omtatah said that the battle is not over yet adding that he set for another hearing on Wednesday.
“The real war starts on Wednesday, and I don’t think I will lose,” Omtatah said.
He added that he abides by the law and follows the constitution, thus there’s no way he could lose.
This comes hours after seven judges headed by Chief Justice Martha Koome dismissed the petition taken to court on September 8.
The events leading to the motion by Omtatah are centered around the annual national budgetary process for the 2023–2024 fiscal year, with a specific focus on the enactment of the Finance Act, 2023, which outlines the revenue-raising measures for the National Government.
In response to these developments, the applicants jointly filed a petition in the High Court, known as HC Petition No. E181 of 2023, on May 31.
This petition was initiated to challenge the constitutionality and validity of the Finance Bill, 2023, which preceded the Act.
The National Assembly passed the bill on June 21. The president then granted assent to the bill, transforming it into an Act on June 26.