Bushenyi Voters March Against MP Odo Tayebwa

health sans-serif; color: #222222;”>The protest that started at 11:00am and ended at 3:00pm saw angry residentsmore about sans-serif; color: #222222;”> matching from Katungu in Ishaka town up to the Bushenyi Resident District Commissioner’s offices in Bushenyi town.

The protesters accuse MP Tayebwa of assaulting a Bfm radio Presenter, Moses Byendwa a.k.a Shaka Bitama last week.

Addressing the protestors at his office, the Bushenyi RDC, Isaac Kawooya, acknowledged that their match was legal.

“The Press has rights and freedom that should be respected. If anyone violates them, criticise them peacefully,” Kawooya said.

The protesters marched from Ishaka town to Bushenyi district headquarters where they were addressed by the RDC

He hailed some FDC supporters who had joined the protestors against the indiscipline of their fellow party member.


The RDC pledged full support to all people who fight for democratic leadership.

According to their resolutions, protesters led by the West Ankole Civil Society Forum, Coordinator, Apollo Kakonge, will now agitate for a parliamentary recall since MP Tayebwa hasn’t apologised in the given time as earlier stated.

Who is Odo Tayebwa?

He is an FDC Member of Parliament who is also on the ParliamentaryCommittee of Human Rights Affairs.

Born in 1972, Tayebwa has had a lot of achievements in the political field.

He went to Ruyonza Primary School, Kitabi Seminary and Muntuyera High School Kitunga before joining Makerere University where he graduated with an Economics degree in 1986.

He has worked with the former Uganda Commercial Bank, Uganda Coffee Development Authority among other prominent companies.

Odo is among the founder members of Reform Agenda, which merged with the Parliamentary Advocacy Forum to create FDC.

He was elected councillor for the Bushenyi-Ishaka Town Council at the District in 1998.

During that time, he served as a Speaker of the District council.

He was voted into power in a June 2012 by after a court appeal against Nasser Basajjabalaba.

He beat NRM’s Basajjabalaba by 1385 votes in the by-election.

In 2006, Tayebwa had wished to represent Igara East in Parliament but lost to Dr. Richard Nduhura.

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