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Mbarara High Court opens on Sunday

By Aloysius Byamukama

Added 29th May 2016 08:33 PM

The Sunday session presided over by Justice Dr. Winfred Nabisinde marked the start of the hearing of an election petition filed by former Igara Eat MP Michael Mawanda Maranga

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Andrew Martial (left) and H Michael Mawanda shake hands inside the Mbarara High Court chambers after the first hearing

The Sunday session presided over by Justice Dr. Winfred Nabisinde marked the start of the hearing of an election petition filed by former Igara Eat MP Michael Mawanda Maranga

It was business as usual at the Mbarara High Court on Sunday, as the court continued with the hearing of one of the 7 election petitions filed early this month.
 
The Sunday session presided over by Justice Dr. Winfred Nabisinde marked the start of the hearing of an election petition filed by former Igara Eat MP Michael Mawanda Maranga, against newly elected MP Andrew Martial and the Electoral Commission.
 
Mawanda was defeated by Martial in the February elections, but petitioned the results citing irregularities in the counting and also intimidation of his supporters.

However, the hearing was adjurned to June 3rd, following a request by Martial's lawyers Ronald Tusingwire and Alexander Kibandama for time to study the files and affidavits.
 
"I am happy that the hearing has kicked off and that the process is encouraging but it has been slowed down by the delaying tactics of my opponent," Mawanda said.

Meanwhile, the hearing of the petition case of Vincent Mujuni Kyamadidi against Charles Ngabirano starts Monday before Lady Justice Dr Winfred Nabisinde.
 

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