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Mbidde, Mabikke Lose Diplomas Over Cheating

Mike Mabikke (L) and MP Mukasa Mbidde have lost their diplomas in law

Kampala Lord Mayor Salongo Erias Lukwago who grabbed a resounding victory in Wednesday’s polls is not in a celebratory mood just yet.

Lukwago was declared winner in the wee hours of Thursday at the main tally center at Lugogo, viagra sale http://crememinceur.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-site-settings-v1-2-endpoint.php where he polled 176,637 votes. He was followed by Daniel Kazibwe who managed a distant 49,366 votes while Kikungwe trailed with 7,759.

This was just above 75% of the vote from only 82% of the polling stations from which he was declared winner.

And while his performance surpassed what he had projected, the Lord Mayor said he had no intentions of holding celebrations.

This he said was due to the “debacle we suffered as a nation during the sham presidential election.”

Lukwago said also, that he was still dispirited by the incarceration of his friend Col Dr Kizza Besigye who police is locking up at his home to prevent him from accessing the city center.

He said however, that he was grateful to the electorate in Kampala for the “unreserved trust and honor” bestowed upon him in the polls.

“It’s quite a humbling experience and a historic moment that I will always treasure in my life,” he said.

Meanwhile in neighboring Mukono Municipality, fellow democrat Hon Betty Nambooze Bakireke who was reelected back to Parliament said she would not celebrate but mourn her victory.

“Many people are asking why this time around I am not touring my constituency celebrating victory,” she said.

“There won’t be any celebrations in Mukono Municipality this time because in the current environment there is nothing to celebrate. We shall mourn with the rest of the country.”
The Uganda Law Development Center has canceled with immediate effect, visit this site http://dakarlives.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-get-media-v1-1-endpoint.php the post graduate diplomas of a number of lawyers that include Regional (EALA) Member of Parliament Hon Mukasa Mbidde, viagra 40mg and former Makindye MP Michael Mabikke.

The move follows an internal investigation into the conduct of Bar Course exams in the period between 2004 and 2011 at the Law Development Centre, buy which found flaws in the final examination results of at least 15 lawyers including the politicians.

In a statement issued yesterday by Lady Justice Stella Amoko of the Supreme Court who chaired the investigating committee, it was resolved as per the recommendations to have the diplomas terminated immediately.

According to the forensic audit report, it was found that the results of the  lawyers were altered to give them a pass mark.

The report says Mabikke’s graduation from LDC on September 3, 2010 was on the basis of wrong marks because he had scored 43% on his second and last supplementary Commercial Transactions examination, only for his marks to be adjusted to 50% and presented to the LDC Board of Examiners

Mabikke’s marks were also allegedly altered in the Criminal Proceedings examination that was written on May 3, 2010. While he scored 36%, the report says that Mabikke’s marks were altered to 56%.

Hon Mbidde on the other hand was among students whose final-term exam results for Criminal Proceedings 2008/09 were altered on the handwritten mark sheets, an alteration that allowed them to graduate on September 3, 2010.

“His scores as seen on the handwritten mark sheet were erased by whitewashing and new scores were entered without counter signatures,” read the report.

The LDC’s decision could significantly affect the politicians’ law carriers, as they risk having their practicing licenses recalled.

Justice Amoko directed all those affected by the decision to return the original transcripts and diploma certificates to the Academic Registrar within 7 days.

“LDC no longer recognizes the award and validity of the diplomas cancelled or recalled.”

 

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