Ruhama By-elections: Moses Kahima Declared NRM Flag Bearer

Moses Kahima Mugabe was on Saturday morning declared winner for the Ruhaama county National Resistance Movement flag bearer, after the ruling party primaries held on Friday.

Kahima was declared at around 4am by the chairman of the NRM Electoral Commission Dr. Tanga Odoi.

He polled 20,463 votes, representing 31.2%, while his closest rival, Eng Jackson Kabikire Mubangizi polled 14,431 votes (22%).

Johnson Rumanywa Zinkuratiire, the brother of the deceased area MP Beijukye William Zinkuratiire managed only 9,579 votes.

Other candidates Arthur Mpeirwe got 8,581 votes, Adens Ntare Rutaro polled 8,581 votes, Tom Rwomushana 1,897 and Owembabazi Pamela trailed with 1,720 votes.

Kahima, 39, is a resident of Kitojo cell, Rwoho Town council in Ruhaama County.

He formerly worked as Sheema District Commercial Officer and is the proprietor of Mandela Sweet bakery in Nyakyera Sub County.

Kahima came second in the 2015 party primaries, behind the late Zinkuratiire who proceeded to win the constituency.


The seat fell vacant on 04th November this year, following the death of Zinkuratiire.

The NRM Electoral Commission Chairperson, Dr. Tanga Odoi said the election process was peaceful.

The area MP elections will be held on 11th January 2018.


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