New Evidence Pinning Ssematimba Emerge
By Serestino Tusingwire
Busiro South MP Peter Ssematimba is in hot soup as new evidence pinning him of forging academic papers has been presented to court today by his tormentor Stephen Ssekigozi.
Ssekigozi asked court presided over by Judges Steven Kavuma, Cheborion Balishaki and Catherine Bamugemereire, to allow him present new evidence to the effect that Ssematimba’s Diploma in Electrical and Computer Technology is a forgery.
Ssekigozi through his lawyer Kenneth Muhangi says he has just come across this new forensic evidence from a handwriting expert that shows that Ssematimba’s diploma from Pacific Coast Technical Institute in the USA is different from the original diploma certificate awarded by the said institute.
Muhangi says a handwriting expert Sylvia Chelengat compared a similar diploma from the same institute held by one Juliet Muyingo with that of Ssematimba and noticed major discrepancies.
Muhangi added that he never got a chance to present this evidence before the High court since he got it on August 16, 2016 yet the ruling that was throwing Ssematimba out was read by Justice Lydia Mugabe on the June 10, 2016.
However, Ssematimba’s lawyer Geoffrey Kandeebe, opposed this move saying at this stage court cannot allow in new expert evidence which is not a sworn affidavit.
The High court annulled Ssematimba’s victory on grounds that he lacks the requisite academic qualifications after establishing that his diploma is forged.
The case is still on as we wait for the final ruling.