Uganda: Lukwago, Uganda Electoral Commission lawyer clash over bribery | New Vision Online

Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago clashed with the Electoral Commission lawyer, Enos Tumusiime, in court yesterday over claims that there was bribery during the Rubaga North vote recount. Lukwago, who is a witness for Moses Kasibante, the former Rubaga North parliamentary candidate, was being cross-examined on his affidavit by Tumusiime before High Court judge, Vincent Kibuuka-Musoke.

Tumusiime asked Lukwago to substantiate a claim he allegedly made under cross-examination by MP Singh Katongole’s lawyers last week that the NRM deputy treasurer and Kampala district returning officer, Molly Mutazindwa, received a bribe before the vote recount.

Uganda: Kasibante’s witness turns against him in Uganda Court | New Vision

Yunus Ntale, a witness in the election petition for the Rubaga North seat, has said Moses Kasibante and his lawyer Erias Lukwago witnessed the vote recount. Appearing before the chief magistrates’ court at Mengo on Wednesday, Ntale said Kasibante lied when he stated that he was not in court when an order for the vote recount was granted.

Kasibante told court on Monday that he and Lukwago were not at the court when the votes were recounted. He also said they were not in court when the Chief Magistrate, Philip Odoki, ordered for a recount of the votes on February 28. Yunus Ntale, a journalist at the Buganda kingdom CBS radio station is Kasibante’s witness.