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‘No billion, no MP seat’

Report shows how Ugandan political candidates spent on elections SPECIAL FEATURE  | IAN KATUSIIME | In a place like Sheema, you can’t win an election if you do not have 1 billion (shillings),” Stephen Katwiromunda, the campaign manager of Dicksons Kateshumbwa, the MP-elect for Sheema Municipality told The Independent on …

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Electoral commission acknolwedges voter education shortfalls

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Electoral Commission (EC) has acknowledged that it indeed failed to conduct adequate voter education ahead of the recent general election. But, the EC chairman Justice Simon Byabakama Mugenyi says that their program was partly affected by the restrictions in movement and on gatherings, …

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Dokolo East MP seeks to overturned rival’s victory

Dokolo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The incumbent Dokolo East County Member of Parliament, Samson Lokeris has petitioned Soroti High Court seeking to overturn the election of his rival, Emmanuel Komol in the just concluded elections. Through Alaka and Company Advocates, Lokeris wants High court to declare that Komol wasn’t validly …

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NUP paying medical bills of 44 tortured supporters

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Unity Platform-NUP is paying medical bills for 44 supporters who were tortured during the just concluded general elections. The majority of these were reportedly kidnapped and tortured by security while others returned from prisons in very bad shape. Joel Ssenyonyi, the NUP party …

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2021 polls most violent in Uganda’s history – NUP

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Unity Platform-NUP has said that the 2021 polls were the most violent the country has witnessed. On Wednesday, top officials from the party were appearing before the Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights that is probing violence in the 2021 elections. The leaders reiterated calls …

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Kadaga gets three law firms to defend her victory

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The speaker of parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has lined up three law firms to defend her re-election as Kamuli District Woman Member of parliament. Kadaga’s re-election is being challenged by her rival, Salaam Proscovia Musumba, the Forum for Democratic Change Vice President. As a result, …

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‘Cease fire’…. NRM tells Kadaga and Oulanyah

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The degeneration in the contest for the seat of speaker of the next parliament has caused concern in the ruling party, prompting action by the Secretary General. The National Resistance Movement (NRM) has now directed the contenders, incumbent Speaker Rebecca Kadaga, and her deputy Jacob …

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Dwindling number of female MPs on direct seats worries CSOs

Kadaga says women who try vying for direct seats are threatened by men who belittle their cause Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Civil society organisations are concerned about the dwindling number of women elected on direct-elected members seats both in the districts and in Parliament. In the recently concluded elections, …

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