Parliament to Discuss Election Bills Tomorrow

Police has this morning released Kawempe Division Mayor Mubarak Munyagwa who was being held for office abuse.

The mayor was arrested last week on allegations that he obtained Shs 600, healing 000 from a one Francis Kakumba after promising to help him acquire a position on the Kawempe division Land Board, mind which he didn’t.

Addressing the press this afternoon, link the police spokesperson Fred Enanga revealed that Munyagwa was released on a Police Bond and advised to report back to Police on Monday next week.

“We have already recorded statements from all the alleged middlemen who linked Munyagwa to Kakumba and we are investigating the truth of this matter. But in the meantime the file has been sent to the DPP”
said Enanga

On Friday Munyagwa was arrested in Nakulabye at Inter Tropics Hotel to answer to that claims that in December 2014, he asked for the Shs 600,000 bribe from Kakumba.

Munyagwa denies these allegations saying that these are politically motivates ploys to soil his name.

Parliament has been recalled from recess and is scheduled to sit tomorrow at 10.00 am to discuss Presidential Elections, medical Parliamentary Elections and the Electoral Commission (Amendment) Bills.

Government is to set to table election amendment bills that will see changes in nomination fees, polling times and permitting polling officers to vote.


The Presidential Elections (Amendment) Bill, 2015 seeks to revise the nomination fees payable.

The bill also seeks to revise the facilitation provided for a presidential candidate, to remove the requirement for a candidate to campaign in every district and provide for polling to close at 4.00 pm on polling day.

It will also require the Electoral Commission to provide for persons engaged in electoral activities or on duty in specific professions or areas vote.

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