Renowned controversial lawyer, Male Mabirizi Kiwanuka has tasked the Electoral Commission to serve him with the academic credentials of the NUP/PP principal, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine who intends to bid for the top most seat in the encroaching polls.
Mabirizi who just lost a court battle to the Kabaka of Buganda has now shifted his base to the NUP/PP top leadership which he stresses does not have the capacity to lead this country. In a petition dated August, 10, Male Mabirizi writes to the EC to avail him with certified academic documents of Bobi Wine.
“I address you in my capacity as civically active Ugandan well aware of your constitutional duty as elaborated under Article 62(1)(d) of the constitution, “to organize, conduct and supervise elections and referenda in accordance with this constitution,” and you indeed held a byelection in Kyadondo East, Wakiso District where Mr. Kyagulanyi Robert Ssentamu participated as a candidate and declared winner and now a sitting Member of Parliament,” reads part of the petition.
Mabirizi claims that Bobi’s age is not consistent with his years of study for Primary Leaving Examination, Uganda Certificate of Education and Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education. “The said documents are required to satisfy my doubts that the said Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu possesses the said qualifications given that as per his details available at www.parliament.go.ug he was born in 1982, and sat A-Level in 1998. The peculiarity about this is that if the birth is true, he sat A-level at 16 years, O-Level at 13, PLE at 9 and joined Primary 1 at 2 years. This doubt can only be satisfied by looking at the academic credentials tendered to you at nominations,” the petition adds in bits.
People Power supporters however say Mabirizi is just creating a stunt to draw the attention of Museveni who could develop interests in the case and offer a cheque to the struggling lawyer. Mabirizi reportedly chokes on debts since he was slapped with costs and hefty fines in his failed land case against the Kabaka. It is therefore likely that he seeks a political bounce back that would swell his dry wallet.