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In his suit, Ssekana claims that Kyalya publically accused him of forging a consent judgment in her election case against Agnes Nabirye, the incumbent Jinja district woman Member of Parliament.

Maureen Kyalya, the former Presidential Advisor on Poverty Alleviation in Busoga is in trouble for alleged defamation. High court has asked Kyalya to defend herself against the accusations of defaming city lawyer Musa Ssekana through her face book page and Ugandans at Hearts, an open social media page on face book last month.
 
In his suit, Ssekana claims that Kyalya publically accused him of forging a consent judgment in her election case against Agnes Nabirye, the incumbent Jinja district woman Member of Parliament. Kyalya contested the Jinja district woman MP seat in 2011 and lost to Nabirye.
 
She rejected the poll results and dragged Nabirye to court citing electoral malpractice. Nabirye was represented by Musa Ssekana, while Mohammad Mbabazi appeared for Kyalya. The warring parties struck a compromise and decided to go for an out of court settlement.
 
But Ssekana alleges that last month Kyalya posted a message on her face book page and Ugandans at Heart accusing him of forging the consent judgment. He says the allegations are unfounded, since Kyalya was present in the Court of Appeal when the consent was endorsed.
 
Ssekana says the utterances were defamatory in the eyes of the understanding public and have made him lose business. He therefore wants court to order Kyalya to pay him shillings 350 million in damages. Kampala High court has given Kyalya 10 days to defendant herself against the accusations.

 
However, Kyalya says she is looking forward to the day in court when Ssekana makes his case that she knowingly, willingly and physically signed a consent judgment with him. This is not the first time Kyalya is being accused of defamation. 

In April 2011, Daudi Migereko, the lands, housing and urban development minister, Jinja District Returning Officer  Flavia Mujulizi, and District NRM Vice chairperson Magid Dhikusooka threatened to drag Meddy Dhakaba and Kyalya to court for defamation during a talk show on NBS radio in Jinja.