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DP: EC Should Copy Kenya Way Of Handling Elections

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Kakande said the EC has failed to be independent and 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.


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.


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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.


Uganda with an estimation of 33million people has 15million voters while Kenya with a population of 43million people has 14.5million 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 15million voters claimed to be since Kenyans participate in elections more than Ugandans.


He said though Kenya has faced challenges in implementing Electronic Voting system but never the less it has started and the government of Uganda should aim at implementing the same in the coming elections which will enhance free and fair elections.


“Which should change the election system in Uganda and catch up with the modern system that is operational in the world over.”


Kakande has on the other hand called up on president Museveni to learn from his comrades who were in power by the time he also assumed presidency of this country but relinquished power.


Museveni came to power when Kenya was under the leadership of Arap Moi who was succeeded by Mwai Kibaki who is to fully hand over power peacefully without bloodshed.


He said Museveni has leaved longer in power to an extent that he is competing with his grand sons for the presidency of the country.


Museveni should allow the current generation to guide and govern the affairs of the state which he can no longer handle due to his age.

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