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Masaka judges refrain from Ssegirinya, Ssewanyana bail applications

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two judges attached to the High Court in Masaka have refrained from hearing bail applications filed by Members of Parliament Allan Ssewanyana and Muhammad Ssegirinya. The two legislators were arrested and detained on charges of murder, attempted murder, and aiding and abetting terrorism, stemming from …

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High Court dismisses petition against Busongora South MP

Fort Portal, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Fort Portal has dismissed with costs an election petition filed by former Busongora South County Member of Parliament Jackson Mbaju Kathika. In January, the Electoral Commission declared Mujungu winner after garnering 7,601 votes against Mbaju’s 7,522 votes. Mbaju who contested …

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Court dismisses petition against Lamwo Woman MP

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Gulu has dismissed an election petition filed against Nancy Acora, the Lamwo District Woman Member of Parliament. Acora, an Independent candidate was declared winner of the elections after polling 17,064 votes against her rival Molly Lanyero’s with 12,062 votes in the …

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MPs Ssegirinya, Ssewanyana granted bail

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Masaka has granted bail to Members of Parliament Allan Ssewanyana for Makindye West and Muhammad Ssegirinya for Kawempe North. The two MPs were arrested on September 7 after they were summoned to Masaka Central Police station over the killings in the greater …

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Court upholds election of Kilak North MP

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Gulu has upheld the election of Anthony Akol, as the Member of Parliament for Kilak North County in Amuru district. The court ruled that Akol of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party was the duly elected MP and consequently dismissed …

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Court dismisses second election petition against Nantaba

Mukono, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Mukono has dismissed the second election petition against the Kayunga Woman MP Idah Nantaba. The petition was filed by Jacqueline Kobusingye Birungi. Birungi who contested as an independent candidate accused Nantaba of forging the A-level results she presented from Mukono Town …

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Court rejects Abdul Katuntu’s witnesses over inconsistencies

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Jinja has rejected three witnesses that have been presented by Bugweri county Member of Parliament Abdul Katuntu, for cross-examination in an election petition filed against him by his challenger Julius Galisonga. Galisonga, a candidate of the Forum for Democratic change-FDC party …

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Court dismisses election petition against Bukomansimbi North MP

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Masaka has dismissed a petition challenging the election of Bukomansimbi North Member of Parliament Christine Ndiwalana Nandagire. Anita Tushemerirwe, a voter in Bukomansimbi district petitioned the court demanding the annulment of Nandagire’s victory on grounds of violating parliamentary election laws. According …

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Court dismisses petition filed against Minister Obiga Kania

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Arua has thrown out a petition filed against State Minister for Lands Obiga Mario Kania. Apama Amato Boroa petitioned the court seeking to nullify Obiga Kania’s victory on grounds that four of his documents used for the nomination had different names …

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Court annuls Soroti East polls, orders fresh elections

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Soroti has nullified the election of Moses Okia Attan as the Soroti City East Member of Parliament. In her ruling delivered this morning, Justice Anne Mugenyi Bitature said the election of Attan was conducted in non-existent wards of Aloet and Opiyai. …

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