On September 8, Justice Victoria Katamba dismissed the petition on grounds that Baguma didn't have an accompanying affidavit to support her petition as provided for in the law.
The Case is before the Court of Appeal in Kampala.
The former Kyenjojo Woman MP Spellanza Baguma Muhenda has appealed
the High Court ruling dismissing her petition challenged the victory of Faith
Baguma dragged Kunihira and the Electoral Commission on grounds
that the parliamentary polls were marred by irregularities.
On September 8, Justice Victoria Katamba dismissed the petition on
grounds that Baguma didn't have an accompanying affidavit to support her petition
as provided for in the law.
Her affidavit accompanying the petition was also administered
before an unlicensed Commissioner of Oaths. However, she applied to the court
to allow her re-commission the affidavits before a licensed commissioner of
oaths, however, Justice Katamba denied her request.
In her appeal, Baguma has listed five grounds. She says that the
judge erred in law and fact when she denied her application to re-administer
According to Baguma, the Judge also misinterpreted provisions in
section 14A of the Advocates Act that provides a remedy to a petitioner whose
affidavits were administered by an unlicensed commissioner of oaths.
Baguma adds that the decision to dismiss her application due to the
mistakes of the advocate was harsh and excessive and adds that the justice
wrongly emphasized a quick trial at the expense of resolving the election
petition which occasioned a miscarriage of justice.
She wants the appellant court to set aside Justice Katamba's
judgement and order a re-trial of the petition by a different and
Baguma has also petitioned the Principal Judge asking that the court
shares with her a copy of the judgment made by Justice Katamba.
In a letter dated September 21 addressed to the Principal Judge,
Baguma through her lawyers says that the court did not give her a copy of the
ruling and upon follow-up with the court clerk, she learnt that the copy on-court
record isn’t signed.
The clerk advised Baguma to ask for a signed copy from the judge’s