Phenihas Kyotasobora, the loser of Bujenje Parliamentary elections has rejected a court ruling dismissing her election petition against Kabakumba Matsiko, the incumbent MP.
Phenihas Kyotasobora, the loser of Bujenje Parliamentary elections has rejected a court ruling dismissing her election petition against Kabakumba Matsiko, the incumbent MP. Kyotasobora dragged Kabakumba to High Court for electoral malpractice after losing the February elections.
In her petition, Kyotasobora accused Kabakumba of voter bribery, ferrying voters to polling stations in breach of the electoral laws. Kyotasobora asked court to dismiss the election of Kabakumba and order fresh polls.
After weeks of hearing from both parties yesterday, Justice Wilson Kwesiga delivered his ruling on the petition in favour of Kabakumba. In his ruling Justice Kwesiga said that although Kyotasobora had adduced some evidence against the defendant, his witnesses failed to convince court.
He said that the petitioner and his witnesses failed to prove the allegations of voter bribery against Kabakumba and the means she used to go around the constituency. Although Kyotasobora and his witnesses testified to court that Kabakumba used vehicle number UAP 937F to dish out money to voters, the judge said Kabakumba had denied being in possession of such a vehicle.
According to the judge Kabakumba says the vehicle named is a tipper lorry belonging to Spencon Company Limited. He further ruled that the petitioner was not entitled to any of the demands he had asked for in court.
Speaking to journalists outside the court room, Kyotasobora said that he was not convinced with the ruling although he was happy with the hearing process. Preferring not to elaborate more, Kyotasobora described the ruling as a one man’s decision and pledged to give a press statement later.
Kabakumba did not attend the court session didn’t pick up her phone when URN tried reaching her.
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