Court Dismisses Quest for Rukungiri Woman MP Vote Recount

FDC's Betty Muzanira accuses NRM Winfred Matsiko Komuhangi tampering with election results

The Chief magistrate’s court in Rukungiri yesterday dismissed a case in which  Betty Bamukwasa Muzanira, dosage cost   the Forum for Democratic Change candidate for the Rukungiri woman MP seat was seeking a vote recount having lost to NRM

Muzanira through her lawyer Ambrose Ainembabazi  had asked court to order the recount in three sub counties of Nyakishenyi, Nyarushanje, and Nyakagyeme.

In places like Rushasha, Bufunda, Omurutooma, Kashenyi, Catholic Church, Ihimbo and Rushasha she claims, some ballot boxes arrived empty at the tally centers.

Indeed Pius Ahimbisibwe the Rukungiri district returning officer confirmed this before the court.

The court as a result Magistrate Rutakirwa dismissed the case noting there was no way he would order recounting of ballots that were not in their boxes.

The complainant was ordered to pay Shs 400,000 in costs to the winner Winfred Matsiko and 200,000 to the court.

Candidate Muzanira while speaking to the press at the Rukungiri court after the case said she would appeal the judgment.



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