A three-member panel of Court of Appeal judges hearing parliamentary election petitions has asked Parliament to amend the electoral laws to bar any person convicted for electoral offense from contesting for at least a decade.
Justices Remmy Kasule, Elizabeth Musoke and Catherine Bamugemereire said a prohibition clause, such as in Section 46 of the Anti-Corruption Act 2009, that prevents convicted officials from government jobs for 10 years, is necessary so that individuals whose election is nullified do not contest in the by-elections.
The justices made the recommendation in their ruling last week that nullified a election appeal of MPs William Wilson Nokrach and Hood Katuramu representing Persons with Disabilities in Northern and Western Uganda respectively.