Luwero woman MP Lillian Nakate Ssegujja has on Friday been found guilty by the High Court at Kampala of bribing voters.
Court ruled that Ms Nakate who garnered 56,573 votes to beat DP’s Brenda Nabukenya with 53,558 votes had done various election anomalies including bribing voters Butuntumula, Luwero.
Ms Nakate is the fourth NRM MP to lose her seat in less than two weeks.
Last week, the High Court in Kampala declared the Busiro South MP seat vacant after NRM’s Peter Ssematimba was found to be lacking the requisite academic qualifications and on Tuesday the MP for Lugazi Municipality Isaac Mulindwa Ssozi was also thrown out of Parliament also for lack minimum academic qualifications. On Thursday, High Court in Mbale also kicked out of Parliament NRM’s Vincent Woboya, who had in February been declared winner of the Budadiri East seat, citing failure to retire in accordance with the law.
Nakate a political novice and an engineer by profession was accused lost a petition filed by former MP and Democratic party candidate Brenda Nabukenya whose short lived grip of the Luweero woman MP seat she snatched.
Campaigning on the opposition platform of bringing change, the interactive and eloquent Nabukenya had become crowd puller; especially in towns where the majority needy urban poor blame their financial woes on the NRM government.