FDC strong woman Salaam Musumba

The Court of Appeal has upheld the nullification of Hajati Rehema Watongola as the Woman Member of Parliament for Kamuli.

Ms Watongola of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) was dragged to the Court of Appeal by Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) Vice President for Eastern Uganda Salaam Musumba, who disputed the former’s requisite academic qualifications to be MP.

Musumba, a former Kamuli district Chairperson, who won the protracted court battles, will now have to wait for the bye-election to know whether the women of Kamuli still have trust in her.

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A perennial politician, Ms Musumba and her husband Isaac Isanga Musumba have been involved with politics in the greater Busoga region for over 20 years.