MP Ssekitoleko To Sue UNEB's Bukenya

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MP Robert Ssekitoleko says the UNEB Executive Director, Mathew Bukenya has brought him to disrepute by saying he has no O and Alevels.

Nakifuma County MP, Robert Kafeero Ssekitoleko has threatened to sue Uganda National Examinations Board boss, Mathew Bukenya over NRM his disqualification.
The National Resistance Movement Electoral Commission recently nullified Ssekitoleko's nomination, based on a letter from Bukenya saying Ssekitoleko lacks O and A'level certificates. 
However, Ssekitoleko dragged the party to court, obtaining a court order from Jinja High Court. Court ruled that NRM Electoral Commission chairman, Dr. Tanga Odoi acted in an unlawful, arbitrary and malicious manner in reaching its decision to disqualify Ssekitoleko.
The court ordered the NRM to reinstate his candidature in the NRM primaries for Nakifuma County and pay costs for the suit.
Ssekitoleko, who obtained a certificate of clearance from the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE), a copy of which URN has seen, says the UNEB letter discredited his credentials.
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Kafeero says he will also not back down from his demands to the NRM to pay him damages, noting that the party has dragged his name into disrepute.
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Dr. Tanga Odoi, the NRM EC chairman says the party is still looking at the court documents and will pronounce itself on the matter soon.


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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.