NRM’s Walyomu Election Nullified by Court of Appeal

The three Court Of Appeal Judges have nullified the election of Moses  Walyomu as the Kagoma County (Jinja) MP and ordered the Electoral Commission to conduct a by-election.

Judges Fredrick Engonda-Ntende, information pills Paul Mugamba and Alfonse Owiny-Dollo overturned the decision of Jinja High Court that had rejected the evidence of voter bribery against Walyomu which had been brought against him by his opponent Alex Brandon Kintu.

Mr Kintu, who was also a candidate in the Kagoma county MP race, rushed to the Court of Appeal after his election petition was dismissed by Justice Godfrey Namundi for lack of evidence.

The Court of Appeal judges ruled today that they were convinced that Kintu brought satisfactory evidence that Walyomu on 3rd January 2016 bribed a community of voters with 500, 000 shillings through the leaders of Mawoito Mosque.

Court also found that there was intimidation of witnesses with arrest and prosecution by MP Walyomu in the Jinja court if they proceeded to give their testimonies of bribery against him.

The judges also directed the Registrar of the court to serve a copy of this judgment to the Law Council to have Walyomu’s lawyers; Ambrose Tebyasa and Evans Ocheinge disciplined for professional misconduct.

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