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.
Uganda Police Force has
started inquiring into the circumstances, under which the former Presidential Candidate
Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu obtained his Diploma in Music, Dance and Drama from Makerere University.
The investigations stem from an order issued by the Law Development Centre Magistrate’s Court directing the Director of Public
Prosecutions to take over the case filed by Male Mabirizi.
In September 2021,
Mabirizi petitioned the LDC Court to summon Kyagulanyi on grounds that he fraudulently
obtained false registration at Makerere
University. Kyagulanyi graduated from Makerere University with a diploma in
Music, Dance and Drama –MDD about 20 years ago.
But 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
The prospectus in question set the maximum age of
entry into the mature age scheme at 25 years or for one to have completed formal education at least five
years to the year of admission,
which was not the case with Kyagulanyi.
Mabirizi presents Kyagulanyi’s form leading to his admission at
Makerere University, which
he personally signed on October 20, 2000, indicating that he was
born on February 12, 1980, and studied at Kololo
Senior Secondary School and Kitante Hill School.
This implies that by the time Kyagulanyi was admitted to pursue the course on government
sponsorship, he was only 20 years of age and had not completed formal secondary education five years before
As a result, Mabirizi asked the court to summon Kyagulanyi to plead to the charges of obtaining registration
by false pretence or he tables overwhelming
evidence from Makerere university implicating
him for fraud, which attracts a one-year
jail term upon conviction.
October 6th 2021, the LDC Grade One Magistrate Augustine Alule allowed the DPP to take over the
matter. Consequently, the LDC Court Resident State Attorney Hanifa
Kasana wrote to the Officer in Charge of Criminal Investigations Department of
Police at Wandegeya on October 11th 2021 to make inquiries into the matter to
up to its logical conclusion.
"Refer to the above-captioned matter which
came up under private prosecutions by Mr. Male Mabirizi Kiwanuka and the DPP
took over as per the attached letter dated 6/19/2021", reads the letter in
It adds "you are hereby instructed to investigate this
matter to its final conclusion. The evidence from the complainant is attached liaise
with him for further evidence, speed up the investigations since the matter was
adjourned to 4/11/2021.”
Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Luke
Owoyesigyire, says that
police have already received the letter and recorded a statement from Mabirizi. He says that investigations
have since started and before this weekend, some officials from Makerere
University will also be
summoned to present their side of the story as inquires continue.
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Kyagulanyi's lawyers led by George Musisi told URN that his client is yet to receive any
summons in relation to the investigations, adding that they only learnt of the matter through social media.
According to Musisi, the DPP and the Police are acting within their mandate to
investigate his client and all they want from them is to do it professionally such that the truth
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About four months ago, Mabirizi dragged Makerere University before the civil division
of High court seeking orders compelling the institution to deprive and recall
Kyagulanyi's for having on grounds that he obtained
it illegally. The court is yet to hear