Conmen, Desperate Politicians Invade Mbale High Court, Says Judge

By David Oduut

Lady Justice Margaret Oguli has expressed fear that a number of conmen have invaded Mbale high court targeting especially politicians who have either filed election petitions or their respondents.

She also said she has turned away some politicians who approached her with bribes intended to compromise her ruling.

“One man was arrested early this week in connection to this matter, viagra buy ” but the lady justice however did not divulge any details whether this person was a politician or a conman.

Speaking shortly after presiding over the court ruling on a petition filed by Jacinta Ayo challenging state minister for primary Health care Sarah Achieng Opendi’s election as Tororo woman MP, Oguli confessed that she is a devoted Christian who shall not engage in bribery as she said it would bring curses to her family.

“If I took favors from people then that would mean that I am drawing curses to myself and the rest of my family line, so I must assure you that I have handled this cases with a pure heart. Of course some will hate me for that,” Oguli said after annulling the February 18th Tororo district Woman MP results and ordering the electoral commission to hold fresh elections.

She emphasized that all her recent judgments have come under ethical and strict moral standards embedded in her 40 years of being saved noting that all rumors that may be peddled of bribery are uncalled for as she is “not party to bribes.”

She warned that those found fleecing money from people seeking justice or anybody found sourcing or peddling bribes in the name of court will face the strong arm of the law.


Justice Oguli has since June this year presided over major election petitions held at Mbale high court.

Notably among them include; an election petition filed by Minister for Energy and Mineral development Irene Nafuna Muloni against Sarah Wekhomba the current Woman Member of Parliament Bulambuli district; the minister later withdrew the case but admitted court orders to pay Wekhomba costs of over Sh400 Million.

Also the Kibuku county constituency election petition which forced MP Hebert Tom Kinobere out of the 10th parliament after petitioner Godfrey Wairagala Kamba won his demand for a fresh election, among others.

Early this month, police in Mbale also arrested two men who had defrauded Sh. 2Million from a woman after masquerading as lawyers at Mbale High Court.

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