Petitioner Seeks to Drag Makerere into Kato Lubwama High Court Case

High Court Judge Lady Margret Oumo Oguli has set this  Friday November 4th to deliver her ruling on whether Makerere University should be added as a respondent  in the matter where Habib Buwembo challenges the academic qualifications of Lubaga South Member of Parliament Kato Lubwama.

Before setting the ruling, tadalafil Justice Oguli cautioned Lubwama to take charge of his supporters who were making
noise while in court premises.

In the hearing today, discount Habib Buwembo the petitioner through his lawyer Isaac Semakadde of the Centre for Legal Aid asked court to summon the Academic Registrar of Makerere University to explain to court the Diploma in Music Dance and Drama, awarded to the MP by the university..

Buwembo based this request on the institution’s earlier refusal to furnish him with the necessary information pertaining Lubwama’s documents.

Semakadde described the inclusion of Makerere University as a respondent, as very influential since
it’s the ‘spinal cord’ his evidence is based on.

However Kato Lubwama’s Lawyers led by Asuman Basalirwa and Luyimbaazi Nalukoola objected to this application saying that the applicant abused court processes when he lodged his complaints to High Court without seeking assistance from the chief magistrate’s court to order the university avail the said information to the applicant, as the law stipulates.

Basalirwa also informed court that all the required information from Makerere University was offered through its letter it wrote to the applicant that certified Kato Lubwama to have got a Diploma at the
University in the year 1992.

Basalirwa further asked court to dismiss this matter with costs because Buwembo has not exhausted all the required avenues provided for in the law while accessing information.


In the main application Buwembo Habib, a voter of Rubaga south and an Activist contends that the Lubaga MP does not fit to represent them since he lacks the minimum education qualifications required to be an MP, pointing out that he failed his Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) examination.

Buwembo adds that there is no evidence that Lubwama proceeded to A-level or undertook any course that is equivalent to it.

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