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Two more nominated for Kinkizi West Parliamentary seat, as women competitors hit six in Kanungu District

KANUNGU- Two more candidates have been duly nominated to contest for Kinkizi West Parliamentary Seat bringing the total number of contestants to 6 which is the highest number of contestants in one constituency.

Kanungu District Electoral Commission Registrar Ferdinand Mulekezi said that Dixon Ampumuza Kagurusi an independent candidate and Spencer Kansiime Zamaani who was nominated on the National Unity Platform (NUP) were nominated before the closure of the exercise at 5pm.

Also nominated towards the end of nomination was Charity Kyarisiima who earlier in the day had to first make a corrections in her academic papers since she was using her husband Mbabazi name.

Dixon Ampumuza Kagurusi is not new into Kinkizi West Parliamentary elections. In 2015 he participated in the NRM Primary Elections but was defeated and this time around he did not participate in the NRM primaries and opted to contest as an independent.

Ampumuza Kagurusi said that he was joining the Parliamentary Seat race to win and give the people of Kinkizi West what the deserve.

He said that once elected, his focus will be to eradicate poverty in their homes so that they can be able to afford education for their children which is a springboard. 

Dixon Kagurusi said that his entry into politics is driven by service beyond self and this can be achieved when local leaders are committed to establish the needs assessment for their voters and make a follow up.

The Registrar Ferdinand Mulekezi therefore said that by the close of nomination exrcise at 5 pm, 3 people had been nominated who include Dr Chris Baryomunsi (NRM), Tabaruka (FDC) and Deus Nkwasibwe.

Mulekezi said that in Kinkizi West, 6 candidates have been duly nominated to contest and these include James Kaberuka (NRM), Atuheire Batenda (FDC), Spencer Kansiime Zamaani (NUP) , Dixon Ampumuza Kagurusi, Gregory Mugabe, and Ivan Rwakabogo who are all independents.

Kansiime Zamaani said that he is representing the new generation of ideas that can help Ugandans realise their potential to work for development.

On the District Woman Parliamentary Seat, Mulekezi said that 6 women were nominated and they include Kinshaba Patience Nkunda (NRM), Mackline Mbaasa Asiimwe (FDC), and Kansiime Honest Fortunate, Murekatete Shantari, Charity Kyarisiima and the incumbent Elizabeth Karungi all who are independents.

NUP’s Spencer Kansiime Zamaani and Kanungu District Woman MP Hon Elizabeth Karungi being nominated

Charity Kyarisiima who lost in the NRM primaries said that her victory was stolen and she is back to reclaim what belongs to her. 

Mulekezi said that one candidate Ainweruhanga Martha was sent to have her papers verified by the Council of Highier Education while 2 others never turned up for nomination.

He however hailed the nominated candidates for following the Electoral Commission Guidelines and also followed the time table set for them to be nominated.

Mulekezi said that all nominated candidates and their Chief Campaigning Agents will be invited for a meeting to harmonize their campaign programs before they hit the campaign trail so that there are no crashes.


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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