Two Incumbent MPs In Bundibugyo Lose In Fresh NRM Primaries

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Two incumbent Members of Parliament in Bundibugyo have lost in the fresh NRM primary elections. They are Jane Alisemera, incumbent Bundibugyo Woman MP and her counterpart Tom Matte of Bughendera County. Jane Alisemera was defeated by Harriet Ntabazi, a teacher at Bundibugyo Secondary School. Ntabazi was today declared winner by Isaya Kyaya, the Bundibugyo NRM administrative secretary. Ntabazi polled 41716 votes while Alisemera polled 21374 votes. In September, the NRM electoral commission nullified the election of Ntabazi after Alisemera petitioned the commission citing electoral malpractices. While Tom Matte, was defeated by Acrobat Kizza. Kizza emerged winner with 42,450 votes while Matte got 25,670 votes. Both Alisemera and Matte say that they will stand as independents in next year's general elections. In Kyenjojo district, where elections were held in 64 villages, the incumbent MP Mwenge North, Tom Butiime was declared winner with 24715 votes while his opponent David Muhumuza got 21320 votes. In September, the district NRM electoral commission had announced Muhumuza winner and yet voting did not take place in the 64 villages.

 

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Emmanuel Kajubu
Emmanuel Kajubu is proud to have been the first Ugandan journalist to write in depth pieces about the Tooro Kingdom institution. His knowledge of the inner workings of the Tooro Kingdom is what made him privy to the splits in the royal family. These splits almost challenged Tooro Omukama Oyo Nyimba Iguru's reign.

Culture and the environment are just two areas of many of interest to Kajubu. As long as he has held a pen, Kajubu has also written about public policy, health and crime.

Kajubu is keen on impacting his society not just as a writer but also a trainer and mentor. As a result, he works as a trainer with Farm Radio International (FRI) and chairperson of the Tooro Median Practitioners Association (TOMPA).

Emmanuel Kajubu is the Kabarole URN bureau chief. Kamwenge, Kyenjojo, Bundibugyo and Ntoroko districts fall under his docket. Kajubu has been a URN staff member since 2008.

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