Former Minister Namuyangu Back, Saleh Kamba Loses

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Namuyangu who contested on the NRM ticket garnered 39,927 votes to beat incumbent Sarah Mbabazi Wenene, an Independent who got 19,239 votes.

Jennifer Namuyangu Kacha has bounced back to parliament after she was declared this afternoon as winner of Kibuku woman parliamentary seat.

Namuyangu who contested on NRM ticket garnered 39,927 votes to beat incumbent Sarah Mbabazi Wenene an independent who got 19, 239 votes.

Namuyangu was minister for water and environment while serving as the woman MP in the 8th parliament.

Other contestants include Forum for Democratic Change party candidate Ruth Temenya, who polled 2,011, Remember Nadungu who got 777 and Doris Akware who trailed with 504 votes.

In Kibuku county, NRM's Saleh Kamba will not be in the 10th Parliament after he was beaten by Herbert Kijobe, an independent candidate. Kamba's 12,297 votes were not enough to to help him retain his seat. Kijobe polled 14,391 votes. Others are James Katagaya who got 396 votes and Patrick Kintu who got 111 votes.

In the new Kabweri  constituency in  Kibuku district, Francis Zindula Gonaza of the Forum for Democratic Change party has been declared winner.

Zindula got 12,116 votes followed by NRM's Stephen Mugole Maluhuku who got 9,726. Others are Joseph Mwoit Dakar and Wasugira Kyale, both Independent candidates who got 8,860 and 500 votes respectively.

Sarah Kabukaire, the Kibuku district registrar who declared them winners said the elections was free and fair. She thanked all those who participated in what he called a successful exercise.