RUBIRIZI– The former Katerera County legislator Hon Atwib Katooto has withdrawn his electoral case against his brother Hon Katooto Muhammad after reaching a mutual understanding.
The case arose from the electoral appeal filed by Hon Atwib Katooto in September 2021 following the dismissal of his petition by Mbarara High Court presided by His Worship Moses Kawumi Kazibwe against the 2021 general elections results.
The two had contested in the Katerera Parliamentary race and Katoto Muhammad won against his brother Atwib Katooto. Katoto Muhammad garnered 12,213 votes while Atwib Katooto got 9,302 votes but was not satisfied with the results.
In his petition,he alleged that his brother lacked advanced level academic qualifications , multiple voting, voter intimidation and misleading voters by fake posters.
However, on Monday 14th November 2022, the two brothers had a long discussion led by head of Litigation at the electoral commission Counsel Eric Sabiiti and they reached an agreement.