By Wetondo Denis Julius
There was drama at Mbale High Court when it was discovered that the audio recordings of Sironko Woman MP, Florence Nambozo cross examination mysteriously went missing.
This came to light yesterday 14th September 2021 when Hassan Kamba, Counsel for Asha Nabulo, the petitioner tasked the Court technician to play the recordings only to find out that the recordings had been deleted from the system.
Before court session commencing, lawyers who represented Aisha Lumolo, the former Sironko District Woman MP contestant tasked court to produce audios of Nambozo which were recorded the previous day during cross examination before relating with that of the Electoral Commission which was supposed to be cross examined.
“We cross examined Honorable Nambozo and the exercise was successful however what shocked us is to find out that all her audio evidence recordings were deleted,” Hassan Kamba told the media.
Kamba from Kamba’s Advocate Company representing Lumolo condemned court for conniving with the respondent Nambozo to delete the audio evidence over unknown reasons.
It is not clear why it was only Nambozo’s recordings went missing yet all other recordings were still in the system.
Kamba revealed further that they were proceeding to use written evidences because the presiding Judge, Justice David Matovu had permitted them.
Aisha Lumolo, the NRM flagger bearer for Sironko district woman MP aspirant during 2021 general elections petitioned court challenging the results which put Florence Nambozo in the lead on grounds of election malpractices and lacking minimum academic qualifications.
However by press time, getting a comment from either Florence Nambozo or her lawyers was futile after they all declined to talk to media.