In 2021, lawyer Male Mabirizi accused Kyagulanyi of having been admitted at Makerere University to pursue a Diploma in Music, Dance, and Drama on mature-age entry when he reportedly did not meet the criteria.
Mabirizi contends that Kyagulanyi fraudulently obtained entry into Makerere University through the mature age entry scheme since he was just 20-year- old by the time of his admission on October 21, 2000, which was contrary to Makerere University prospectus of 1999/2000 -2000/2001.
Mabirizi petitioned the Law Developement Centre court to summon Kyagulanyi on allegations of having obtained false registration at Makerere University where he graduated with a Diploma in Music, Dance and Drama-MDD, about 20-years ago.
The DPP has since taken over previous cases Mabirizi levied against Kyagulanyi which are scattered in Kampala and Wakiso Courts and have since stalled after the various government departments' delay to provide him with supporting documents as evidence.
Justice Margaret Tibulya delivered the verdict after finding Etuusa guilty of fraudulently procured Exxon Contractors Limited, JAALC (U) Limited and Juliet Mirembe of EPRC Restaurant to provide phone custody services and food vending services respectively during the 67th graduation ceremony.
Through their lawyers of Acardia Advocates, the registered trustees now want a declaration that the acts of the university in remitting the contributions to NSSF is in breach of the terms of the Trust Deed.
"Although I take the then University officers to have either been negligent or compromised in admitting the Candidate, the diploma should be deprived on account of the Candidate's signed Understanding on his registration form that " Case of impersonation or falsification of documents whenever discovered ...will lead to automatic cancellation of admission”, wrote Mabirizi.
Trouble for Kyagulanyi started in 2020 when he declared his interest to stand for the Presidency, the topmost office in the country. Accordingly, Mabirizi who describes himself as an ardent believer of the rule of law tried to search for his academic papers arguing that the country has suffered with the current President Yoweri Museveni whose age and academic documents have been difficult to trace.
In its Civil Suit 04/2021 before Gulu High Court, Young Elephant FC wants the court to declare that Makerere University Laboratory was negligent in conducting the COVID -19 tests and order them to pay the cost of damage caused to the football club.
Makerere also argues that they called the company for reconciliation to see if there is any amount due but it reportedly refused to do so. Therefore, the University wants the commercial division of high Court to dismiss this case with costs.
Court heard that between the month of September and October 2020 while in Kampala district, the accused persons unlawfully and negligently issued negative COVID -19 results to people who had tested positive well knowing that their actions are likely to cause the spread of an infectious disease.
"The gowns were customized for Makerere University, serialized and custom built for a particular year and therefore making it hard or impossible to recycle or resale the unsold ones in the subsequent functions”, reads Team Uniform's suit in part.
Ssekaana says that most of the orders the applicants sought in this application are untenable and totally misplaced because the evidence adduced before him indicates that Makerere University complied with his earlier orders in the given time frame.
The students have petitioned the Civil Division of High Court specifically challenging Rule 6 (1) (d) of the 2015 Makerere University Regulations which gives the Vice-Chancellor- VC unquestioned powers to suspend any student at will.