search http://centreduplateau.qc.ca/wp-includes/session.php geneva;”>Judges led by Deputy Chief Justice Alice Mpagi Bahigeine ordered fresh elections and the Electoral Commission to compensate the petitioner Rehema Muhindo for wrongfully invalidating over 6, side effects 000 votes during the tallying exercise in the 2011 polls.
The judges concurred that the invalidated votes substantially affected the outcome of the election.
The ruling implies that Kiiza, who doubles as opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) spokesperson, immediately loses her Parliamentary seat.
The National Resistance Movement (NRM) candidate, Muhindo, last year went to Kasese High Court seeking the nullification of Kiiza’s victory in the February election.
She argued that the tallying exercise was marred by irregularities.