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New entrant Kinshaba trounces Kanungu Woman MP to become NRM flag bearer

KANUNGU- New entrant Kinshaba Patience Nkunda has trounced the Kanungu Woman Member of Parliament Hon Elizabeth Karungi to take the mantle of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) flag in the 2021 general elections.  

Kinshaba Nkunda got 52,446 votes which is 55.64% and Hon Karungi Elizabeth who has been in Parliament since 2010 got 26,774 votes which is 28.4%.

Others in the race included; Juliet Atuheire Kanyamukwara who got 6,665 votes which is 7.07%, Consolanta Tumwesigye who got 4,028 votes which is 4.27%, Judith Ayebare Ntamuhanga got 3,820 which is 4.04% and Charity Mbabazi Kyarisiima who came last with 513 votes which is 0.54%.

Elesewhere in Kinkizi West the incumbent Hon James Duggi Kaberuka managed to defeat stiff competition from 4 other contenders and won the NRM primary elections for Kinkizi West.

Hon Kaberuka voted against the age limit prompting President Museveni to describe him as ‘akasheija’ (small man) got 32,134 votes defeating the Chairman Board of Directors for Kayonza Growers Tea Factory in Kanungu District Gregory Mugabe who got 24,173 votes , Julius Mbabazi got 1,487 votes, Mujuni Vanensio got 3,074 and new comer Adon Kahinda got 252 votes.

In Kinkizi East , Minister of State for Housing Dr Chris Baryomunsi won with 21,202 votes defeating his strongest rival Deus Nkwasibwe who got 19,616 votes, Oscar Kasya Nimpereza who got 3,387 votes and Niwagaba Francis who got 13 votes only.

However Deus Nkwasibwe also known as Omusisa, has rejected the results citing massive election irregularities in the election and has   threatened to petition the NRM Electoral Commission Dr Tanga Odoi demanding for a recount.

While releasing the results, the NRM District Registrar Alex Turyahikayo said that the exercise was free and fair without any violent act.


Patson Baraire Mushaija
Patson Baraire Mushaija
Patson Baraire Mushaija is a Seasoned Journalist. He has an experience of Field and Community reporting for over 20 years. He started his career at Daily Monitor in the 1990s and is known for breaking major stories that remain topical issues today like the Bwindi Massacre and Kibwetere Inferno. He also worked at New Vision before concentrating on Digital Media. He has worked as reporter and news editor for a number of Media Organisations. Baraire is a family man, practicing farmer, and public speaker, is passionate about community Journalism. He is currently a Co-Editor at the Informer Ug an Online Publication in Western Uganda. Patson is widely traveled in East and Central Africa where he has attended several media training and Election Monitoring. He is passionate about Environmental Issues and Health Reporting.


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