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Court sets December 19 to rule in Kato Lubwama case

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The High court in Kampala will on December 19, 2016 deliver its ruling on whether to grant Rubaga South Constituency voter Habib Buwembo permission to challenge Rubaga South MP Kato Lubwama’s academic qualification.

Submissions in the case were concluded on Wednesday, November 23with Buwembo asking presiding Judge Magret Oguli Oumo to grant his request, maintaining that the legislator lacks the minimum academic qualification to be an MP. He submitted that Kato Lubwama failed his Uganda Certificate of Education examination.

Buwembo asked for an extension so that he can hunt for the signatures to support his intended election petition to throw Lubwama out of the 10th parliament. He made the request because the time within which he should have filed this petition elapsed.

Lubwama legal team in his response assured Buwembo and Justice Oguli that not even her, has the power to extend time set by parliament, and allow Buwembo to file an election petition against him.

Lubwama maintains that he has never forged any academic papers and that the diploma he holds is authentic, since it was acquired after sitting and passing mature age entry exams at Makerere University.

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