Elusive Kalungu district Woman MP elect accused of forging academic papers found at CMI in Kampala. She recieves court summons and signs them amid protests.
Florence Kintu, the Kalungu district woman MP elect has finally been found and served with a copy of election petition, challenging her election.
Recently, Kintu’s rivals, Janat Nasiwa and Margaret Ntambaazi petitioned the High Court in Masaka challenging her election. The petitioners also want Kintu's victory annulled. The petitioners allege that Kintu was erroneously elected because she lacks the requisite academic qualifications.
Both petitioners allege that during her nominations, Florence Kintu presented a forged academic certificate of secretarial studies from Kabal]role College of Commerce that she allegedly obtained in 1974.
But the petitioners say that the said College started issuing certificates in 1997.
Masaka High court gave Kintu 7 days within which to file her defense. But the petitioners say that they have failed to trace her whereabouts to serve her the summons.
Kintu reportedly went into hiding to avoid being served with the copy of the petition as required by law.
On Tuesday, both Ntambaazi and Nassiwa told URN that they searched everywhere including her home located at Kasuula village in Kyamulibwa Sub County but they failed to get her and to serve her with the election petition summon.
But today, Nassiwa tracked her Mobile phone and found her at Wandegeya, but when they tried to stop her vehicle she sped off and almost knocked Nassiwa. Nassiwa, who was escorted by her lawyers, Alaka and Company Advocates, followed her vehicle until she entered offices of the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence located in Kitante in Kampala City.
According to Nassiwa, when they reached CIM offices, soldiers first blocked her but later allowed her lawyers to enter after about 15 minutes of negotiations.
Nassiwa says Kintu finally received the election petition summons and signed them amid protests.
Both Nassiwa and Ntambaazi have told URN that they are now extremely happy after securing Kintu’s signature.
Ntambaazi, one of the petitioners says it is now incumbent upon Kintu to file her defense against allegations of forging academic qualifications.
But Kintu, says that she has never gone into hiding. Kintu told URN that she had gone to the village for burial. She refused to explain the details of the person who died and the village where the burial took place.
Kintu also denies forging her academic qualifications. She declined to disclose where she got her disputed academic qualification but said she is ready to defend her academic papers in courts of law.
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