Abdu Katuntu

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Abdu Katuntu (born 12 March 1965[1]) is a Ugandan politician, currently serving as the Member of Parliament for Bugweri County, Iganga District.[1] He is a member of Forum for Democratic Change party[1] and serves as Shadow Attorney General in the Parliament of Uganda.[citation needed] He was first elected in 2001.[1]

Katuntu is a practising lawyer, having received an LLB from Makere University and a DIP, LP(LDC) from the Law Development Centre.[1] He is a former member of the Pan-African Parliament from Uganda[2] and the Rapporteur of the Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

He narrowly lost his parliamentary seat in the 2006 Ugandan general election to Kirunda Kivejinja but successfully challenged the result, citing widespread malpractices. The court found that "during the campaign period and on polling day, there was wide-spread intimidation, and torture in Bugweri Constituency", biasing the result in favour of Kivejinja.[3] Katuntu won the resulting by-election.

In the 2011 general elections, he was re-elected for another term in Parliament.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Mr. Katantu Abdu". Parliament of Uganda. Retrieved 2016-03-19. 
  2. ^ Pan-African Parliament members as of 15 March 2004
  3. ^ Katuntu Abdu v Kirunda Kivejinja Ali and Another (Election Petition No. 7 of 2006) (UGHC 31 December 2006). Text