Sematimba Thrown Out of Parliament; Court Orders Fresh Polls

Busiro South elected Member of Parliament Peter Sematimba has been hounded out of Parliament by Kampala’s High Court Judge Lydia Mugambe over academic qualifications

Sematimba’s academic papers were challenged by one of his contenders in last February elections Steven Ssekigozi.

While his papers were questioned by Ssekigozi as weightless, troche Sematimba told court that these were cleared by the National Council of Higher Education (NCHE) which issued him a Certificate of Equivalence that he presented to Electoral Commission during parliamentary nominations.

The Judge however ruled today that the NCHE erratically issued Sematimba with the certifdiate and that that his candidacy was therefore illegal.

The court ordered fresh election for Bisiro South.

Details on this will follow.


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