KICKED OUT: Lucy Aciro Otim, the MP-elect for Aruu Constituency who has lost her seat for induiging in electoral malpractices

Lucy Aciro Otim, the Member of Parliament for Aruu Constituency has become the third legislator to be thrown out of the August House.

An Independent candidate in the 2016 elections, Aciro’s fate was earlier today determined by the Gulu High Court, which ruled that the MP indulged in electoral malpractices.

In the race for Parliament Ms Aciro contested against rivals Nabbinson Nock Kidega (NRM), Lawrence Odong (Independent), Bernard Ology Obina (Independent) and Bernard Onen Okeny (FDC).

By press time it was not clear if Ms Aciro would appeal the ruling.

Ms Aciro’s ejection from the 10th Parliament follows that of Busiro South and Lugazi Municipality MPs Peter Sematimba and Isaac Mulindwa Ssozi, respectively.

Both Sematimba and Mulindwa Ssozi were kicked out of Parliament for lack of the requisite academic qualifications.