EMBATTLED: Lubaga South MP Kato Lubwama.

Embattled Lubaga South Member of Parliament Kato Lubwama has had a case against him for uttering falsified academic documents, adjourned to January 5.

Lubwama was dragged to court by a one Habib Buwembo, who avers that Kato Lubwama lacks the minimum academic credentials to be an MP. During proceedings the defence led by Samuel Muyizzi Mulindwa  and Asuman Basalirwa and opposite counsel Isaac Semakadde   had argued over several interpretations and points of law, including the making of oral application by the defence team, seeking ‘leave’ to make their case before the Court of Appeal.

The case is before Lady Justice Margaret Oumo Oguli, who was supposed to make a ruling today but had to adjourn following the presentations of both teams. Earlier in the day the judge allowed Buwembo to file an application seeking extension of the deadline to petition against the controversial comedian-cum-MP, who shot to the limelight as a parliamentarian for bragging that ‘he is not poor’.

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“Some of us came to Parliament when we already had these cars,” Lubwama reportedly said in respect to the MPs demands for government to buy them SUVs valued at about Shs200 million each.

 

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