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Suspicious Academic Papers Haunt Lwengo Woman MP Cissy Namujju

Namujju retained the NRM flag for the Lwengo Woman Parliamentary seat after defeating Dr Sarah Nkonge Muwonge with 46,491 against 28,474 votes. But Sarah Nkonge lodged a petition in Masaka High Court alleging that Namujju used academic qualifications owned by another person to secure her nomination.
Lwengo District Woman MP Cissy Dionizia Namujju, whose nomination is challenged on accademic grounds
The questionable academic qualifications are still haunting Lwengo District Woman Member of Parliament Cissy Dionozia Namujju, threatening her ambitions for re-election in the 2021 general elections.

Namujju retained the NRM flag for the Lwengo Woman Parliamentary seat after defeating Dr Sarah Nkonge Muwonge with 46,491 against 28,474 votes.  But Sarah Nkonge lodged a petition in Masaka High Court alleging that Namujju used academic qualifications owned by another person to secure her nomination.

Nkonge is seeking to block Namujju’s nomination by the National Electoral Commission, arguing that she lacks the minimum academic qualifications for a Member of Parliament. The law requires all persons contesting for parliamentary seats to have an A'level certificate or its equivalent.

The same academic documents were challenged in 2016. While the High Court presided over by Justice  Margret Tibulya convicted Namujju of forgery and accordingly nullified her the election on academic grounds, the Court of Appeal cleared Namujju of forgery of academic papers.

But Nkonge argued that the appellant’s judgement was based on technicalities which do not exonerate Namujju. Now, the Masaka High Court Judge Victoria Kavuma has set Wednesday, October 14, for the hearing of the petition.  

However, Namujju has blamed are woes to political intrigue. She indicates that through her laws, she has also asked court dismiss the petition arguing that it does not hold any legal substance.

Similarly, Masaka High Court will on Monday rule on a petition challenging the nomination of incumbent Bukomansimbi North MP Ruth Katushabe as the official NRM flag bearer who is accused of falsifying party primary elections results.

Iddi Lubyayi Kisiki, whose victory in the NRM primaries was overturned by the party tribunal in favour of Katushabe also went to court arguing that the respondent manufactured results from nonexistent villages upon which the tribunal based its decision and irregularly granted her the party flag to contest in the general election.