Following his arrest on accusations of being a November riots ring leader, Kanata’s whereabouts remain unknown. URN has visited Walusubi village and established that the four wives, eleven children and a sickly 82-year-old mother Hajjarah Nakilyowa are living in destitution.
In his defence, Mulindwa through his lawyer Hannington Mutebi demonstrated before the court that he was a resident of Kasawo Town Council. He presented copies of his National ID card, declaration of income and assets listing land and buildings in Kasawo including his matrimonial home.
“In my view, she has failed in her duty to prove these claims to the satisfaction of this court and on a balance of probabilities. I find that Nantaba did not commit any electoral offences during the electoral process and that the elections of the District Woman representative of Parliament in Kayunga District were conducted in compliance with the electoral laws and principles. This Petition is accordingly dismissed with costs to Nantaba and EC,” Lady Justice Mukwaya ruled.
“This left the Petitioner with no petition, no affidavits and no complaints for this court to determine. This finding renders all other preliminary objections and issues moot. In conclusion, I uphold the preliminary objection. The petition as presented before this court is incompetent and incurably defective and it is hereby struck out with costs to the respondents.” -Lady Justice Mukwaya
The petition was filed by Jacqueline Kobusingye Birungi. Birungi who contested as an independent candidate accuses Nantaba of forging the A-Level results she presented from Mukono Town Academy dated 1998.
On Friday, Nantaba’s lawyer Ambrose Tebyasa raised a preliminary objection on the petition on grounds that it was incompetent. According to Tebyasa, the petition is not supported by the required 500 signatures of registered voters.
Mpatta LC3 Vice Chairperson Jacob Kulunya reveals that the sub county lacks funds to secure chairs of its own. He notes that they borrow wooden bench seats from police to cater for people turning up for various services at the sub county offices.
The ruling was made by Justice Olive Kazaarwe Mukwaya during the hearing of an election petition filed by Andrew Kabugo Kaddu challenging the election of Joseph Mulindwa, the LC III Chairperson of Kasawo town council in Mukono district.
Justice Mukwaya rejected the witnesses after Nantaba’s Lawyer Ambrose Tibyasa cross-examined Nakwede. Nakwede told the court that all the witnesses and supplementary affidavits presented lacked credible evidence to support her claims in the petition.
Justice Olive Kazaarwe Mukwaya on Wednesday threw out the application on grounds that Bandikubi and Sserubugo’s lawyers were not in court. She also based her ruling on the notice of withdrawal that was submitted by Bandikubi and attached to the application.
He explains that much as NUP won the majority positions at the district council, at this particular time when NRM is still steering the central government, harmonization under the local government is vital to guarantee service delivery to locals. The ruling NRM party won only six of the 42 councillors seats in the Mukono District Council.
Sseruga Lubega was arrested on Tuesday evening by Mukono police crime investigations department after the NRM National Task Force accused him of embezzling 27 million Shillings meant to run district youth activities in September 2020 .
Upon examination of the voter’s register, police discovered and polling agents of several opposition candidates discovered a mismatch between the voting data recorded by the Biometric machines and that on the voter’s registrar.
The two stations are Moneko and Kololo-Luseeta all in Kawolo division. Presiding officers for Moneko Henry Kafuko and Sula Muganga for Kololo have been arrested with three boxes each full of pre-ticked ballot papers.
MP Ssekitoleko attributed the loss of the party to lack of will to address issues affecting the electorate. He cited lack of clean water, improved roads, employment for youths and proper health services.
In Mukono, the former Member of Parliament for Mukono North and South constituency Rev Dr Peter Bakaluba Mukasa was declared the winner with 73,815 votes. Mukasa who contested on the NUP party ticket defeated the NRM party candidate Haji Harunah Ssemakula with 25,202 votes.