Kantinti gets more 6 months over election petition money

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Court has Monday sent former Kyandondo East Member of Parliament, Apollo Kantinti, to Luzira Prison for more six months.

Last week, Kantinti was sentenced to six months over failure to pay a Shs300m bank loan from Standard Chartered which he acquired in June 2016.

Today, he was added another six months for failure to pay Shs108m costs to his opponent Sitenda Sebalu in the 2016 parliamentary elections.

The High Court in July 2016 nullified Kantinti’s election as the Kyadondo East MP on grounds that there was non-compliance by the Electoral Commission with election rules during the elections in that constituency, a decision he appealed against.

The ruling followed a successful petition by NRM’s Sebalu who had been beaten in election by Kantinti by a small margin of 326 votes.

Both Kantinti and Sebalu lost the seat to incumbent Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine during the by-election in June 2017.

But Kantinti told Daily Monitor would rather serve the six months sentence because he doesn’t have the Shs108m.

 “Am not ready to pay that money to Sebalu,” he told Monitor.

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