High Court Judge Counsels Entebbe Political Rivals

DP's Michael Kakembo  (pictured) is challenging the victory of NRM's Rosemary Tusiime

High Court Judge Isabirye Kaweesa has advised rival politicians in Entebbe Municipality to settle their grievances outside of court.

The bickering politicians are MP Rosemary Tusiime and Micheal Kakembo who contested in the last Februar’s  elections.

DP’s Michael Kakembo lost to NRM’s Tusiime in the parliamentary elections and challenged her victory before the High Court.

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Kakembo who came second in the race wants court to nullify Tusiime’s victory and in stead declare him as the duly elected MP for Entebbe Municipality.

Tusiime, health who was sworn in as the area representative last week, store is accused of ferrying unregistered voters to vote in her favor and conniving with the Electoral Commission officials to commit several other electoral offences.

Presiding judge Kaweesa ordered the parties to report on their settlement outcome on the 2nd June.

Meanwhile in Mpigi, High Court Judge David Batema has declined to dismiss an election petition against Mpigi District women MP Sarah Nakawunde who is accused of fraudulently obtaining her victory.

Justice Batema instead allowed the petitioner Teddy Nambooze more time within which to serve a copy of her petition to Nakawunde who has been dodging service for one month now.

Justice Batema ruled that there is evidence on court record showing that the petitioner Nambooze labored to notify Nakawunde of the said petition to the extent of going to her home in Lufuka zone in Mpigi and her parliamentary office but without success as the latter kept hiding.

The judge ordered that hearing of the petition to proceed on its merit on the 4th of June.


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