MP Files Notice Of Appeal To Parliament

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In short
On Wednesday, Justice Vincent nullified the election of the legislator, saying his name Wakayima Musoke Nsereko doesnt appear on the voters register following an application filed by his rival, Robert Kasule Ssebunya.

Musoke Nsereko Wakayima, the embattled Nansana Municipality legislator has written to the clerk to parliament, Jane Kibirige indicating his plan to appeal the nullification of his election.  In this July 21st letter through his lawyers, lawyers Alaka and Company Advocates, Wakayima says he intends to appeal the ruling by Justice Vincent Okwanga throwing him out of parliament.

 
On Wednesday, Justice Vincent nullified the election of the legislator, saying his name Wakayima Musoke Nsereko doesn't appear on the voter's register following an application filed by his rival, Robert Kasule Ssebunya. He said Wakayima was nominated erroneously since the name on his national identity card is Musoke Hannington Nsereko.

 
Justice Vincent Okwanga went ahead to declare Ssebunya the duly elected Nansana municipality member of parliament. But Wakayima says he is dissatisfied with the court ruling, claiming that he has a statutory document to back his name change.


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Wakayima's lawyer, Kenneth Kakande says the notice of appeal will keep him in office until the matter is disposed of by the Court of Appeal. He is confident that his client will keep his seat.


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A total of 15 MPs have been kicked out of Parliament following petitions challenging their elections.
 

 

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Olive Eyotaru
Olive Eyotaru is a URN journalist based in Kampala. Eyotaru has been a URN staff member since February 2015.

Eyotaru started practising journalism while still studying at Uganda Christian University. She was a reporter with Ultimate Media Consult Ltd between 2005 and 2007.

In 2009, Eyotaru joined Monitor Publications Limited, under KFM Radio as a parliamentary and business reporter. Consequently, Eyotaru started writing for the Daily Monitor newspaper until January 2015, when she moved to URN.

She is interested in reporting about politics, health, human rights, business and sports.