Catastrophe!!!! Two more NRM MPs Booted Out Of Parliament
Masaka High Court has today, Friday July 29, 2016 nullified the election of two more Members of Parliament.
Lwengo Woman Member of Parliament Cissy Namujju (NRM), and Kooki Member of Parliament Ninsiima Kasirabo (NRM) are the latest victims of court nullification of MPs’ victories.
Cissy Namujju has been found guilty of presenting fake academic papers which do not match the minimum academic qualification required for one to be a member of parliament.
Court presided over by Samuel Munobe, had on Mar 20, 2016 heard that on August 15 and December 2 last year, Ms Namujju presented forged academic papers for her eventual nomination in the NRM party primaries and the Electoral Commission respectively.
She was remanded, and later appealed until today when the court has finally ruled her out and ordered for re-election.
Her colleague in crime Ninsiima Boaz Kasirabo was found guilty of election malpractices and the court had to nullify his victory too.
These two make the total of 21 NRM MPs who have been kicked out of parliament
It is said that the election results of Kooki constituency took long to be announced which prompted supporters of Kasirabo and those of his strong opponent David Mpuuga to storm Electoral Commission offices in Rakai District in a bid to know the winner of the hotly contested seat in Kooki. The two groups heavily fought each other until the police intervened.
Though this incident happened days after the Election Day and is not the one that the judge has based on to order for re-election in Kooki County, it is alleged that his election malpractice was a reason behind the delayed announcement of election results in the constituency.