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Voting Underway in Kamuli Municipality

Voting is already underway in Kamuli Municipality, check Kamuli District in a by-election that has attracted five candidates.

The Citizens Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda (CCEDU) has indicated that the turn up is good so far although the number of men is higher than that of women.

The seat fell vacant after a court ruling that annulled the election of Hajjat Rehema Watongola on grounds that she lacked academic papers.

Watongola lost a case filed by Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) vice president for the Eastern region, erectile Proscovia Salaamu Musumba who she had floored in the 2016 elections.

She would later present academic papers attained after the elections, convincing the NRM to allow her carry the party flag one more time.

According to Jotham Taremwa, the Electoral Commission spokesperson, Kamuli Municipality has two divisions, 10 wards, 54 polling stations and 29,668 registered voters.

The race is mainly between NRM’s Watongola and FDC Salaamu Musumba.

Other candidates in the race include; Micheal Kibome, Prossy Naikoba and Samuel Walugyo all of whom are independents.

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