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BREAKING: Court throws Rukungiri Woman MP out of Parliament

Winnie Matsiko

Court of Appeal Justices Paul Mugambe and Justice Owiny Dolo have rendered invalid NRM’s Winnie Matsiko’ win as Rukungiri Woman Member of Parliament.

Ms Matsiko has been battling a petition filed by her rival, Forum for Democratic Change’ sBetty Bamukwasa Muzanira,  who, having lost the Rukungiri woman MP seat  in February 2016, sought a vote recount.

Muzanira through her lawyer Ambrose Ainembabazi  took to Rukungiri High Court asked the court to order the recount in three sub-counties of Nyakishenyi, Nyarushanje, and Nyakagyeme. However, the court threw out the application arguing that a recount will not change the result significantly. Ms Muzanira appealed this ruling.

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