The High Court in Mukono, on Tuesday commenced the hearing of petitions filed against various elected members of parliament in Mukono and Kayunga districts.
Among the members of parliament en
who were dragged to court include, Mukono North’s Fred Kayondo (DP), Bbaale County’s Charles Tebandeke (NUP) and Woman Member of parliament for Kayunga district Idah Erios Nantaba.
Meanwhile, Nantaba has three different files against her, one from (NUP)’s Harriet Nakwedde who filed cases of election malpractice and other vote bribery.
The NUP petitioner also accuses the electoral commission for being irregular and conducting elections in an unlawful manner. She raises several grounds for the high court to cancel the victory awarded to Nantaba before ordering a by-election.
The second petitioner is Moses Kalangwa’s daughter Jackline Birungi Kobusingye who challenges Nantaba’s academic credentials, while appearing in the judge Birungi accused Nantaba of forging her A level results while at Mukono town academy in 1998.
In the third file, Rita Nabadda accuses Nantaba of voter bribery claiming that she dished out goodies to voters during the election period contrary to Electoral Commission guidelines, case hearing set for August 30, 2021.
In other cases (NUP)’s Wilson Male challenges (DP)’s Fred Kayondo’s victory on grounds that he bribed voters during campaigns and on voting day. Male wants the court to cancel Kayondo’s victory.
However, the motor mouthed Kayondo turned the gun to some politicians in Mukono district who were using Male fight him.
“I would like to advise former MP, Muyanja Ssenyonga that Mukono South is not a monarchy, that it was made for you, accept the defeat and wait for five years and you come and contest, stop using Male” furious Kayondo said
Bbaale county (NUP)’s Charles Tebandeke is also sweating plasma as his victory is challenged by independent Ronald Maiteki Mukasa, the applicant indicates that Tebandeke also bribed voters and polling station agents.
“This case is aimed at diverting us from the huge problems the people Bbaale county are facing,” said Tebandeke.
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