High Court judge okays challenging of MP Kato Lubwama’s election

High Court judge Margret Oguli oumo has dismissed with costs an oral application in which MP  Kato Lubwama was asking her not to give voter Habib Buwembo the go ahead to challenge his election over fake academic papers.

Earlier Margret Oguli had ruled  that Habib could challenege Kato Lubwama’ election over fake academic documents but MP’s lawyer Isaac Ssemakade argued that voter had filed the petition out of the required time needed to do so.

Kato Lubwama: A voter has been granted court permission.

By Sania Babirye

High court Judge Margret Oguli Oumo has granted permission to a Rubaga South voter Habib Buwembo to file an election petition against area MP Kato Lubwama challenging his academic qualifications.

Justice Oguli ruled that there is unchallenged evidence on court record showing that Kato Lubwama lied to the Electoral commission that he has a valid O’level certificate from Old Kampala SSS yet the same is not registered by the Uganda Registration services Bureau.

Buwembo says he has since learnt that Kato Lubwama scored result 7 from UCE 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.

He has been given 30 days to file the petition.