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20 arrested for alleged voter bribery

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | 20 people have been arrested in Kampala for alleged voter bribery and rigging in the local government elections. The Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson Patrick Onyango said some of the suspects were arrested on Monday with pre-ticked ballot papers while others were bribing voters at various …

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Army accused of disrupting local council polls in Bukomansimbi

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF soldiers are under the spotlight for meddling in the just concluded local government elections in Bukomansimbi district. Residents accuse soldiers of disrupting the election to favour National Resistance Movement-NRM candidates. According to residents, armed soldiers raided polling stations in different parts …

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Ten held over Makindye, Makerere voter bribery and rigging

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 10 people spent the night in police custody for alleged involvement in bribery and rigging in the ended Wednesday local government elections in Kampala district. The Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Patrick Onyango said even though the election was generally calm and peaceful, police …

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NUP takes control of Mityana, Butambala local governments

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mugisha Patrick Nshiimye, a candidate for the National Unity Platform has been declared the winner of the Mityana district chairman’s seat. He defeated NRM’s Joseph Luzige in polls held on Wednesday. Mugisha polled 43,703 votes, against Luzige’s 21,216 votes. The other candidate Abdul Muyimbwa secured …

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Two shot in Kanungu election violence

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two people are nursing wounds at Kanungu health centre IV after being shot in local government elections in two separate incidents. They are Andrew Musingizi, the polling agent of Independent Kanungu LC V chairperson candidate, Sam Kajojo and Moses Kabirinda. Musingizi was shot in …

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Mukono candidates blame low voter turnout on presidential results

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Mukono district councillor candidates have blamed today’s low voter turnout on on the declared results of last week’s presidential polls. Last Saturday, the chairperson of the Electoral Commission-EC Simon Byabakama declared president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni as the president of Uganda which disappointed most people …

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We are too busy to vote – Kampala residents

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents in Kampala are calling for more public holidays during the elections period to enable more people participate in fully in the process. This follows a remarkably low voter turnout for the elections of district and city chairpersons, mayors and councilors on Wednesday, compared to …

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