By Ruth Anderah
The Court of Appeal had nullified the election of Moses Walyomu as the Kagoma county MP in Jinja district and ordered the Electoral Commission to conduct fresh elections.
Justices Fredrick Engonda -Ntende, Paul Mugamba and Alfonse Owiny-Dollo have today overturned the decision of the Jinja High court that had rejected the evidence of voter bribery against Walyomu.
Walyomu’s political rival Alex Brandon Kintu was also a candidate in the Kagoma county MP race. He petitioned the Court of Appeal after his election petition was dismissed by Justice Godfrey Namundi for lack of evidence.
The court of Appeal has however ruled that Kintu brought satisfactory evidence that Walyomu on 3rd/January 2016 bribed a community of voters with 500, 000 shillings through the leaders of Mawoito mosque.
Court also found out that there was intimidation of witnesses with arrest and prosecution by MP Walyomu in Jinja court if they had proceeded to testify against him.
The judges also directed the Registrar of the court to serve a copy of this judgment to the Law council to have Walyomu’s lawyers; Ambrose Tebyasa and Evans Ocheinge disciplined for professional misconduct.