The former Member of Parliament Bughendera County, Bundibugyo
District has asked the court to compel telecom company MTN-Uganda to produce the
phone records of his rival Moses Kiiza Acrobat.
Kibanzanga, who was also the Minister of Veterans, lost to Kiiza in
the January 14th 2021 elections. Kiiza got 13,897 votes while Kibanzanga
He accuses Kiiza of using his phone to commit several electoral
offences before and during the elections.
Through his lawyers Alfred Makasi, he wants the call log of Kiiza’s
known telephone numbers for the period December 2020 to January 15
Makasi told the court presided over by Lady Justice Jeanne Rwakakooko
that the Kiiza made calls while at places where electoral offences were
Man Kibanzanga had also asked the court to compel the electoral
commission-EC to produce Biometric data of the voters but this application was
challenged by the Principle legal officer for the commission, Enoch Kugonza who
informed the court that the machines are supposed to be cleaned after six
months from use.
On the call log, Enock Wahindo, Kiiza’s lawyer objected to the
application saying it’s unconstitutional and deprives their client’s right to
privacy. Court further heard that producing such data could put the
safety of those he was communicating with at risk of being attacked by
supporters of his rival.
Justice Rwakakooko fixed August 24 when she will make a ruling on
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Wahindo says they hope that the court will object to the
application since election petitions are time-bound.