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Historic win for MP Bobi Wine

Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine campaigning earlier

Kyadondo East result
Robert Kyagulanyi:  25,659
Sitenda Sebalu:        4,556
Apollo Kantiti:         1,832
Muwada Nkunyingi: 575
Kayongo Male:          377

Kampala, Uganda| THE INDEPENDENT REPORTER |  Musician Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine is the new Member of Parliament of Kyadondo East. He was declared winner by the Electoral Commission with 25, 659 votes.

Uganda’s Electoral Commission chairman Justice Simon Byamukama announced the results to cheering crowds Thursday evening.

Kyagulanyi won 77.7% of the result, a decisive 25,659 votes, with NRM’s Sitenda Sebalu coming second at 13.8% and former area MP Apollo Kantinti with 5.5%.

“I have won because the people’s voice has risen. I also attribute this to the Grace of God,” Kyagulanyi told the press soon after it was confirmed he was the winner.

“I am from the ghetto but God raises people like me to change the perceptions of the public.”

Among the first people to congratulate Bobi Wine was FDC’s strongman Dr Kizza Besigye. “Landslide victory for the HE Bobi Wine. Congratulations-PEOPLE POWER!! That’s why Wakiso people weren’t allowed to vote 2016,” Besigye tweeted hours before the official results were announced.

When Bobi Wine was announced winner, NRM Secretary General Justine Kasule Lumumba conceded defeat, and said “I congratulate Bobi Wine and we are ready to work with you.”


Earlier on Thursday

Bobi Wine votes earlier today.

Kampala, Uganda | Godfrey Ssali | Early tentative and unofficial results from the Kyadondo East parliamentary by-election indicate Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine has got a good start.

Bobi wine had clear leads from about 5% of 93 polling stations, whose tallying was broadcast live on TV. At one centre,  Kazinga, tentative results show Bobi wine got 264 votes, Sitenda 46, Kantinti 11, Sowedi 0 and Muwada 5.

Up to 72,818 voters are expected to have cast their votes, choosing from among the five candidates contesting for the vacant MP seat.

The Kyadondo seat fell vacant in April following a Court of Appeal ruling that upheld an earlier ruling by the High Court which overturned FDC Apollo Kantinti’s win, because of the Electoral Commission’s non-compliance with electoral laws.


The contest is mainly between popular musician R Bobi Wine contesting as an independent, FDC’s Apollo Kantinti and NRM’s Sitenda Ssebalu.

The others in the race are Muwadda Nkunyingi and Dr.Sowedi Kayongo Male who are independent candidates.

The final day of campaigning on Tuesday ended dramatically, with several Police detentions as they battled to enforce the electoral laws.



  1. This was a protest vote (win) for the common man against Mengo, the central government, and the opposition!

  2. Vivian Olgah Kudda

    #KyadondoEastByElection From Grass to Grace!
    The unsung Hero is Mrs. B Kyagulanyi!

  3. i think this should be a lesson to politicians in Uganda

  4. Mr Kyagulanyi Ensi Ekwetaga We Need 2 See The Change

  5. It is great previllage to all ug. the voting tittle men best singer bobi wine to chang the colours of the nation musically or speachally. Burraboo

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