Agnes Kunihira confirmed Female Workers’ representative

By Ruth Anderah

The Court of Appeal has confirmed Agnes Kunihira as the duly elected Female Workers’ representative to Parliament, after dismissing with costs an appeal filed by her rival Mary Tuunde.

Tuunde  had faulted Justice Rugadya Atwooki for failing to find that Kunihira held  campaigns on voting day ,  bribed women lining with 20,000shs notes, and that there was non- compliance of electoral laws   because the Electoral Commission did not display the voters register as required by law .

However three Court of Appeal justices Steven Kavuma , Richard Buteera and Alfonse Owiny-Dollo have  ruled that the display of the register at every Parish or ward would not be applicable to the  election of workers representatives to parliament and no evidence of bribery has been adduced.

That Kunihira also denied ever raising her thumb to voters on polling day at Namboole and her evidence was corroborated by the Returning Officer who was at the polling station and had earlier told court that no one complained.

Kunihira got 209 votes against Tuunde’s 202.