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John Katumba explains absence of manifesto

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Independent presidential candidate John Katumba is yet to produce a manifesto a month since he started campaigning for the country’s top office. Katumba is among the ten presidential candidates seeking to replace the incumbent President Yoweri Tibuhaburwa Kaguta Museveni of the National Resistance Movement-NRM. Unlike …

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Katumba pledges to build football stadiums in all districts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Presidential candidate John Katumba has promised electorate in Mbarara that once he is voted into the presidency, he will construct a stadium in every district. Katumba who had a procession all through Mbarara streets kept pulling crowds that thronged him paralyzing traffic flow on the …

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Katumba blocked from campaigning in Kamwenge

Kamwenge, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Police in Kamwenge on Wednesday blocked independent presidential candidate, John Katumba, from holding a rally in the district. Katumba was addressing a rally in Kamwenge town but was stopped by police led by the Kamwenge District Police Commander, Richard Asiimwe. As he was being chased, …

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Presidential candidate Katumba blocked from holding rally in Kyenjojo

Kyenjojo, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Police on Tuesday blocked independent presidential candidate, John Katumba, from holding a rally in Kyenjojo district. According to the Electoral Commission campaign program, Katumba was supposed to start campaigning in Tooro Sub-region by holding rallies in Kyenjojo and Kyegegwa districts. However, when he entered Kyenjojo …

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Mwesigye halts campaigns in Kyenjojo after schedules clash

Bundibugyo, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Independent Presidential Candidate, Fred Mwesigye on Tuesday was forced to halt his campaigns after his campaign programme clashed with that of John Katumba. On Tuesday Mwesigye was scheduled to campaign in Bundibugyo, Ntoroko and Kyenjojo districts. However, he abandoned his campaigns in Kyenjojo district after …

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Katumba promises to boost boda boda, music sectors.

Hoima, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  John Katumba, an Independent Presidential candidate has promised to develop and boost the Boda-Boda Industry saying the industry employs millions of youths. According to Katumba, the Boda-Boda industry that employs both the educated and the uneducated youths must be looked at critically as one of …

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Katumba’s campaign trail excites Jinja residents

Jinja, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Independent Presidential Candidate, John Katumba on Friday launched his campaign trail in Busoga sub-region. Katumba started mobilizing his supporters through a radio talk show at around 11:00 am but midway the radio program, he moved out of the studios and jumped on a waiting motorcycle. …

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Police in Iganga blocks presidential candidate John Katumba

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Independent presidential candidate, John Katumba spent Thursday in running battles with police after being blocked from addressing his supporters in Iganga and Jinja districts. Katumba started with a procession along Iganga main street. However, police intercepted his vehicle and blocked him from conducting his activities. …

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Presidential candidates decry unequal treatment by electoral commission

  Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Opposition presidential candidates are accusing the Electoral Commission (EC) and police of selectively applying the COVID-19 guidelines during campaigns for the 2021 elections. According the six candidates and representatives who turned up for a 2021 election harmonization meeting at the EC head offices …

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John Katumba abrupt show in Gulu excites residents

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s youngest presidential candidate, John Katumba surprised Gulu city dwellers on Saturday when he walked along the main street with two bodyguards and another person carrying his campaign poster. The 24-year-old Katumba was in Gulu city to canvas support for his presidential bid. Bonny Okema, …

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