The petitioner Sulaiman Kidandala failed to serve Ssegirinya.

Court Dismisses Election Petition Against Ssegirinya.

In Summary
  • Kidandala had accused Ssegirinya of forging Academic papers to facilitate his nomination and subsequent election. 
  • He sought Court to Nullify the said election.
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High Court Judge Henrietta Wolayo has dismissed an Election Petition challenging the Victory of Kawempe North MP Muhammad Ssegirinya.

Justice Wolayo ruled that the Petitioner Suleiman  Kidandala failed to officially serve Ssegirinya with the said petition as the law requires.

The same Judge last week declined to allow a one Salim Sserunkuma to be joined on the Petition or order Kitalya government prison to bring to court visitors books to prove that Kidandala's lawyers had visited Kitalya to allegedly serve Ssegirinya but he refused to receive it.

Justice Wolayo ruled that Kidandala  deviated from an order of court to serve Ssegirinya through the OC of Kitalya prison Fred Mugia who would endorse and stamp on the petition on behalf of an inmate and instead focused to serve Ssegirinya personally

According to the judge, there was no effective service making Kidandala's petition redundant since it cannot stand on record per rules governing Parliamentary Election Petitions .

Eric Sabiti the Electoral commission lawyer had asked Court to dismiss the said petition on grounds that Kidandala and his legal team had failed to comply with the Court Order to serve as issued by Court.

He added that the petitioner committed an error in serving and could not seek justice legally and that as it stands there is no petition against Ssegirinya.

Kidandala wanted Court to nullify Ssegirinya's Victory on grounds that he lacked Academic qualifications.He further says will be appealing the said judgement in the Court of appeal.

The ruling has been read by the Court's registrar Agnes Alum.