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Double tragedy as jailed Ex VP Bukenya loses seat

By Vision Reporter

Added 5th October 2011 03:53 PM

High court in Kampala has nullified the election of former Vice - President Gilbert Bukenya as Busiro north MP.

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High court in Kampala has nullified the election of former Vice - President Gilbert Bukenya as Busiro north MP.


By Vision Reporters

High court in Kampala has nullified the election of former Vice - President Gilbert Bukenya as Busiro north MP.

Justice Vincent Kibuuka delivered the judgment on Wednesday afternoon.

Bukenya’s his political rival, Hussein Kasta Bukenya petitioned court on April 4 on grounds that Bukenya of bribing voters.

He told court that the ex VP gave out sugar and soap to voters in the parishes of Buwanuka, in contravention with electoral laws.

Bukenya is in Luzira prison after he was remanded on Monday in relation to CHOGM. He has however applied for bail in the High Court.

Meanwhile, Bukenya’s lawyer has said that his client is unwell and has been advised to have bed rest.

After visiting his client incarcerated in Luzira Upper Prison in Kampala, Mcdusman Kabega told New Vision that Bukenya was not fine.  However, when Kabega was asked what health problem Bukenya had, he said that he could not disclose.

Owing to his state, Kabega said, Bukenya could not attend a court ruling in case in which his election as Busiro MP was challenged.  He added that his client would next week attend a bail application hearing at the Anti-Corruption Court in Kololo, Kampala.    
 
Earlier, soon after arriving at the detention facility, Kabega had disclosed that one of Bukenya’s eyes had a problem. According to Kabega, a lens in one of his eyes is problematic

 

Court delivers Ex VP Bukenya election verdict today

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