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Court Allows Kato Lubwama Tormentor to File Petition

Court Allows Kato Lubwama Tormentor to File Petition


By Serestino Tusingwire


High Court in Kampala has today granted permission to Kato Lubwama’s tormentor, Habib Buwembo to file a petition out of time challenging his academic papers.

Buwembo, through the Center for Legal Aid (CLA) a few months ago dragged the Lubaga South MP, Paulo Kato Lubwama to court claiming that he lacks the minimum academic qualifications to be a legislator.

Buwembo claims that Lubwama failed his O-level exams and was not awarded a UNEB certificate, and therefore, the diploma he claims he got from Makerere University is null and void.

Due to the fact that Buwembo learnt about this past the stipulated time of filing election petitions, he went to court seeking an order to file a petition out of the stipulated time frame set by law.

Law allows one to file a petition against an elected leader within 30 days from the date of an election.

Buwembo however told court he could not file the petition within 30 days because he did not have the money to hire an advocate as well as court fees to file the petition.

Court presided over by Justice Margaret Oumo Oguli has therefore allowed Buwembo to officially petition and challenge Lubwama’s legality to be in parliament

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