High Court Judge grants voter permission to challenge Kato Lubwama

High Court Judge Margret Oguli Oumo has granted permission to a Rubaga South voter to file an election petition against his area MP Kato Lubwama challenging his academic qualifications in not less than 30 days.

This is after Justice Oguli ruled that there is unchallenged evidence on court records showing that Kato Lubwama lied to the Electoral Commission that he possessed a valid O Level certificate from Old Kampala SSS yet the same is not registered by the Uganda Registration Services Bureau.

Habib Buwembo says he has since learnt that Kato Lubwama scored aggregate 7 which could not be relied on to sit mature age entry exams to be admitted for a diploma in Music Dance and Drama at Makerere University.

The judge noted that fraud is a serious allegation and that the matter pertaining a legislator’s qualification is of a great national importance.

The judge’s decision to extend the time within which Buwembo can file an election petition is based on the fact that he has proved that it took him 7 months to discover the said fraud.