Namaganda Death: EC Postpones Bukomansimbi Woman MP Elections

The Human Rights Council will hold its twenty-fourth Special Session on the human rights situation in Burundi on Thursday, seek December 17, order 2015.

87 people were killed; 79 “enemies” and eight soldiers, according to Colonel Gaspard Baratuza, during and after coordinated assaults on three military installations early on Friday.

According to reports from UN, at least 240 people have been killed since April in the capital and about 215,000 others have fled.

The request for the Special Session, supported by 43 States, was delivered by the United States on Friday.

In order for a Special Session to be convened, the support of one-third of the Council – 16 or more – is required.

According to the office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), this request was thus far supported by 18 States Members of the Council which include Albania, Argentina, El Salvador, Estonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, France, Germany, Ghana, Ireland, Japan, Latvia, Mexico, Montenegro, Netherlands,  Portugal, Republic of Korea, United Kingdom and the United States.

The request was also supported by observer States of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hungary,  Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta,  Monaco,  Norway, Panama, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.
Bukomansimbi District Woman MP polls have been postponed following the death of candidate Susan Namaganda.

The Electoral Commission chief Eng Badru Kiggundu told journalists in Kampala on Monday that “Hon Namaganda was also a candidate for the same elective position in the 2016 General elections.”


He described the news of her death as “deeply saddening, pharmacy ” adding, dosage “The EC has postponed the electoral program for the election of District Woman MP representative to Parliament for Bokomansimbi.”

Namaganda died in a road accident along Kampala-Masaka road on Dec. 11. Parliament is today paying tribute to the deceased as her body lies in state.

“We call upon the people of Bukomansimbi District to remain calm as a new electoral programme will be issued in due course.”


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