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UGDECIDES2021: Rukungiri District fronts 5 to Unseat Museveni in 2021

RUKUNGIRI- At least 30 people have already declared their intentions to run for president in the 2021 general elections in their bid to unseat the incumbent Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. But out of these, five candidates who make about 17% of the total are from Rukungiri district.

Some of them are new to the public and others have served with President Museveni previously, before they were summarily dismissed for trying to admire his seat. Sofar the list stands as follows.

???. ??. ?????? ????? ??????? ??????.The four time presidential candidate, Besigye will be running for the 5th time against President Museveni in 2021. Though he has not yet officially written to the Electoral Commission about his intentions, but he recently highlighted in an interview that he will not stop contesting until he sees President Museveni out of State House. Besigye hails from Rwakabengo village in Rukungiri Municipality.

??. ???. ????? ?????????. The retired military officer and former Security Minister, Tumukunde declared in early March this year of his intentions to contest for Uganda’s top office. He has already written to the Electoral Commission and was given permission to consult the voters. He will contest as an independent candidate. Tumukunde is a born of Buyanja Sub County in Rukungiri district.

??????? ??????????. He is the latest to express his interest to contest for position of president in 2021. Rwomushana is a popular political commentator and former head of the intelligence desk in ISO. He also became Guild President of Makerere University and later MP for Rujumbura Constituency in parliament making him one of the youngest MPs ever in Uganda’s record. He is a born of Kahoko village, Nyakagyeme Subcounty in Rukungiri district.

?????? ????????? ??????. Ms. Kamusiime has also formally written to the Electoral Commission informing them about her intentions to contest for the highest office in Uganda. Darlen Kamusiime Kawawa is a business woman in Kampala, Luweero and Rukungiri. She was previously a Teacher, an IT specialist and Computer Science Lecturer. She is a daughter to Canon David Kawawa, a resident of Kyabagyerwa village, Ndere parish, Ruhinda Sub County in Rukungiri District.

????? ??????????. He is a Lawyer, activist and former Presidential aspirant for the the FDC party in 2017. Byamugisha is now aspiring to be President of Uganda and he has already written to the Electoral Commission.

He is a member of FDC party but if not nominated as the Flag bearer by his party, he will likely stand as an independent candidate. Byamugisha hails from Bugangari Subcounty in Rukungiri district.


Micah Kamusiime
Micah Kamusiime
Micah Kamusiime is a journalist and has been practicing since 2016. He has since covered a number of issues including the Rukungiri Woman MP By elections while at 91.8 Boona FM and tried to fight for the rights of needy Ugandans during the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak. Here were are to offer you the best, trusted and well researched news stories for human consumption and informative articles. Contact: +256774229136 | +256704900394


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