Hayo ndio matokeo ya kutaka kukua haraka. Mwaka jana Lulu alifanyiwa Birthday Party kubwa ya kusherekea Birthday yake ya 18. Mwenyewe Lulu katika mahojiano na waandihi wa habari kasema ana miaka 18. Kakbiliwa na shitaka la kuua na sasa ana miaka 16 mara 17! Duh! Msipende kukua haraka wadau!
|Elizabeth 'Lulu' Michael Kimemeta|
Monday, 28 May 2012
By Rosina John
The Citizen Correspondent
Dar es Salaam. The High Court will on June 11 rule on an application by lawyers of actress Elizabeth Michael alias Lulu seeking a court order to determine her age.
Judge Faud Twaib will give the ruling after both parties concluded their submissions yesterday whereby the prosecution asked the court to dismiss the application because it was filed contrary to the law.
Lulu is charged at Kisutu Resident Magistrate’s Court with murdering local movie star Steven Kanumba on April 7, this year, at Sinza Vatican.
Advocate Peter Kibatara filed the application at the High Court seeking an order to the lower court to determine the age of the accused.Mr Kibatara is requesting for the court to transfer the murder case to juvenile court because the suspect is underage.
According to the lawyers, the accused has not attained the age of 18 years to merit prosecution in the adult court.
However, the lower court said it has no jurisdiction to entertain any application because the charge before it involves murder.
In the application, advocate Kibatala said the lower court has power to investigate the age of the accused according to section 113 of the Child Act.
“But the High Court, seeing that the lower court cannot make an investigation, should do so to satisfy itself that the accused is a child,” said Kibatala.
For their part, prosecution led by State Attorney Shadrack Kimaro asked the court to dismiss the application for lack of merit.Kimaro said that the law cited by the defence counsel in the application does not give authority to High Court to give the order.
According to Kimaro, the defence is required to appeal or seek review on the lower court’s decision instead of filing the application.But if they decided to file the application they should cite a section of the law that gives the High Court authority to give the order.