Kiggundu Under Fire To Adopt Kenya Electoral Commission Technology

pharm geneva;”>DP, buy Acting Publicity Secretary, Kenneth Paul Kakande said opposition is no longer willing and ready to get involved in any elections in the country which are not free and fair.

Kakande said the EC is not independent, adding, this is solely because it is appointed by the president.

“Election results first reach State house or Serena before being announced in Namboole, the country’s National tally centre and this means the election results are pre-determined by the president before the elections commence,” said Kakande.

He did not substantiate his allegations.


“The government should borrow the lesson from Kenyan elections where the EC is independent from the president and all members are appointed by a committee where all stake holders are involved. This has helped the country to organize free and fair elections which can’t be predetermined by the president.”

Kakande added that there is a lot of unfairness portrayed in the number of voters in the country who are seemly to have been exaggerated during the 2011 elections.

He wondered how Uganda with an estimate of 33 million people could have 15 million voters while Kenya with a population of 43vmillion registered only 14.5 million voters.

“This is impossible and has caused the failure to carry out population census and National ID printing because this will reveal that Uganda doesn’t have the 15 million voters claimed to be since Kenyans participate in elections more than Ugandans.”

He said though Kenya has faced challenges in implementing Electronic Voting system “it has shown that it can work.”

Kakande maintained “government of Uganda should aim at implementing the same in the coming elections which will enhance free and fair elections.”

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