His brother, Eddie Kamoga says Shafik was feeling unwell and spent much of the day sleeping. The noise from protestors and gunshots interrupted his sleep. At around 2:30 pm, Kamoga says his brother woke up and had lunch
Muntu argued that farmers are exploited by commercial banks that give loans with high interest rates, which in turn hinders them from gaining from agriculture since the money they earn ends up in repaying loans and interest.
Although all the 11 Presidential candidates use the services of the different language interpreters wherever they go, the sign language interpretation for the deaf and dumb are lacking keeping them excluded from the campaign messages and manifestos.
On the fateful day, Ssegawa and his mother decided to close the shop and return home in Masajja Kikajjo because of the protests that erupted following the arrest of the National Unity Platform, presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu.
The contention forced residents led by Michael Enyangu Etadu, Robert Onanyang, Stephen Erienyu, Patrick Ejelu and Brian Omoding to seek legal redress after it emerged that some politicians had intentionally altered the boundaries to serve their political interests.
Julius Arugu, the Project Officer at Public Affairs Centre- PAC Uganda, says he is not seeing the scientific elections working, and wonders how the majority of people especially in the villages will be able to make informed decisions when they don’t have access to internet, electricity, computers, radio stations or Televisions that should relay information from candidates.
Presidential candidate Willy Mayambala has said he plans to send Ugandans text messages if he can get their phone numbers of Ugandans from the National Registration and Identification Authority (NIRA) as a means to reach many voters.
According to Mbayo, some security personnel were exposed during last week’s protests which were sparked off by the arrest of the National Unity Platform-NUP presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu during his campaign trail in Luuka district.
Kyagulanyi who was addressing his campaign rally at Kagadi Model Primary school in Kagadi town this afternoon says Bunyoro has abundant resources citing the lake Albert, National park, Fertile soils and the natural forest that he says if well utilized can cause tremendous developments in the region but for the last 35 years the NRM government under the leadership of President Museveni has abandoned the region.
During the rally, a section of war veterans told Muntu that even when they immensely contributed to the liberation struggle that ushered in the National Resistance Movement -NRM government, they have since remained poor.
According to Muntu, he had planned to have his rally at Biguli primary school playground in Biguli town council but due to a heavy downpour, the place became so hard to access by his team or even the supporters.
Mao said that all stakeholders and voters should stand against violence that leads to bloodshed and instead embrace a peaceful transition of government from the current leadership of Uganda to a new leadership through the ballots.