According to the report which was released on February 25th 2020, but its findings made public in court on Tuesday for the first time, the investigations led police to UNEB where the academic transcripts in question were verified by the national examination body and were found to be genuine.
Police has cleared the Nansana Municipality Member of Parliament Wakayima
Musoke Hannington Nsereko of forgery allegations.
According to the report signed by Bernard Sisye Kiirya on behalf of the
Director of Criminal Investigations, the MP who was previously known as
Hannington Musoke added two names ‘Wakayima and Nsereko’ on his original name
after bowing to pressure from clan elders.
investigations by police were triggered by a case of forgery filed against
Wakayima in 2016 by his rival Robert Kasule Ssebunya accusing him of forgery of
The documents included academic documents, nomination
papers from the Electoral Commission, National Identification Card, Certificate
of confirmation, passport among others.
According to the report which was released on February 25th 2020, but its findings made public in court on Tuesday for the first time, the
investigations led police to UNEB where the academic transcripts in question
were verified by the national examination body and were found to be genuine.
"A visit was made to the former schools where the accused claimed
to have studied from including Nansana Catholic School whose headteacher
confirmed to us that Musoke Hannington sat for his PLE in 1988 under index
number 24150350" reads the report.
It adds that "it was also confirmed from Old Kampala SS that the suspect
studied at the school from senior three to senior four where he sat for his
UACE at the school in 1997 under index number U0512/535"
The records also show that Musoke Hannington never studied at Namagabi SS but
sat for his UACE examination at the school because his school Yale High was not
registered with UNEB
" At Yale High School, no record
was traced because the school had changed hands over time which led to
mismanagement of records", reads the report in part.
It further shows that the detectives went to the Institute of Teacher Education
Kyambogo and they discovered that the legislator studied from there and he
concluded his exams in 1999 and accordingly earned himself a Diploma in
The report further indicates that in the year 2016, the accused secured a
passport bearing the names of Musoke Wakayima which expired and then got
another one in the name-bearing Wakayima Musoke Nsereko Hannington and;
a national Identification Card in the name-bearing Wakayima Musoke
Hannington Nsereko before changing it to Wakayima Musoke Nsereko for elective
"The suspect over time has changed names by adding two names "
Wakayima and Nsereko" which he explained and confirmed by his relatives
and elders, that he adopted these traditional two names following the death of
his grandfather Wakayima Nsereko who had made him an heir ", reads the
report in part.
"as a traditionalist, he bowed to the clan elder's pressure for him to
adopt the grandfather's two names Wakayima and Nsereko".
The Police further indicate that on December 3rd 2019, they submitted to
Buganda Road Court Resident State Attorney the file for perusal and legal
advice and it was returned with advice that all the names belonged to one
"On December 10th 2019, the file was forwarded back to police with
an opinion that there was enough proof the contested names belonged to the
accused, therefore advised the closure and put away of the case file", it
Adding", in conclusion, Musoke Hannington is the same as Musoke Hannington
Wakayima Nsereko this was further confirmed by a statutory declaration made on
16th October 2017".
The Court of Appeal in 2017 threw Wakayima out of Parliament arguing that the
name under which he was nominated Hannington Wakayima Musoke Nsereko was not in
the voter's register.
The court observed that the registered voter was Musoke Hannington
Nsereko. The same court ruled that such
discrepancies in Wakayima's names indicated that he also lacks the minimum
After winning the Nansana Municipality MP seat, his rival Hamis Musoke
Walusimbi sued the Electoral Commission and Wakayama whom he accused of lack of
Walusimbi’s petition on Tuesday came up for hearing before Kampala High Court
Judge Lady Justice Henrietta Wolayo and the parties were given timelines within
which to file and make their written submissions.
lawyer Richard Latigo has said that there is no case against his client. He
says that the police report is one of the key documents they intend to rely on
to defend the victory of his client.