THE High Court has suspended the swearing-in of the Makerere University
(MUK) Guild president, Gerald Karuhanga
, until disputes surrounding his
nomination are resolved.
Justice Remmy Kasule halted the ceremony on Thursday. Karuhanga
, who stood on a Forum for democratic Change ticket, was to be sworn in on Friday. He
beat 12 contestants to scoop the coveted post in the March 20 elections. Kasule's order followed a petition by the runner up, Haruna Ssekabira, who said Karuhanga
had failed some examinations and it was illegal for him to stand for any office.
was not eligible to stand as provided by Article 9 (2) (a) (i) of the Makerere University
Students' Guild constitution," the March 30 petition to MUK's Election Petition Tribunal said.
...A third year law student, Karuhanga is said to have failed his Equity and Trusts examination and was supposed to repeat it. Karuhanga
was not available for comment.