END OF THE ROAD: Mohammed Ssegirinya Faces Arrest Over Forged Academic Papers


KAMPALA- SHIFTMEDIA- Motormouthed MP-elect for Kawempe North woes are far from over. Mohammed Ssegirinya aka Mr Update has real issues to sort out regarding his academic credentials. Last week he was dragged to court by his opponent Kiddandala for allegedly using forged academic papers to contest for member of parliament.

Now apart from Uganda National Examination Board(UNEB) questioning the authenticity of his academic documents Muhammad Ssegirinya, faces arrest for forgery.

Ssegirinya who stood on the National Unity Platform ticket defeated incumbent Latif Ssebagala in the last parliamentary election. A top detective attached to the Criminal Investigations Department said Ssegirinya has a case to answer. “We have preferred charges of forgery against him. he has been summoned to explain, if he doesn’t we shall go for him,” said the official who declined to be named for now.

According to UNEB Ssegirinya submitted documents that belong to Sarah Nampiima at O-level while at A-level, he submitted documents that belong to Maureen Nabadda.

In a letter dated March 17, 2021, Peter Anywar, writing on behalf of the executive secretary UNEB Dan Odongo, noted: “We have checked in our records and our findings are as follows; Candidate U005/054(2017) is Nampiima Sarah who sat at Mengo secondary school not Ssegirinya Richard sitting at Pimbas secondary school,” he noted.”

The letter added: “The candidate U005/754 is Nabadda Maureen who sat at Mengo Secondary school not Ssegirinya Richard at Pimbas secondary school.”

The Presidential Elections Act 2005, the Parliamentary Elections Act of 2005 and the Local Government Elections (amendment) Act 2005, require all prospective aspirants for positions of the President, Members of Parliament and district chairpersons to have completed a minimum formal education of advanced level standard by UNEB or its equivalent.

But as investigations kick-off, UNEB also must explain why it didn’t check these anomalies when verifying papers of candidates as required by law.

The aspirants were required to submit copies of their certificates to be verified, an introductory letter from the respective schools, a copy of the National ID in addition to paying Shs 600,000 as verification fee.

These revelations indicate the robust corruption rooted in these government institutions.

if challenged well, the elections may be nullified and a by-election conducted by Electoral Commission.

But who meets the cost of these by-elections? the tax payers offcourse.

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