The race attracted six candidates including Andrew Muwonge of the ruling National Resistance Movement-NRM party, Harriet Nakwede of the National Unity Platform-NUP, Anthony Waddimba from the Democratic Party-DP and independent candidates; Boniface Bandikubi, Majid Nyanzi and Jamil Kamoga. They are all seeking to replace Feffeka Serubogo, who died just months after taking office.
The EC Public Relations Officer Paul Bukenya says they have cautioned candidates against holding campaigns and processions before December 2, but to their surprise police has relaxed on the enforcement role which has given the NRM candidate Andrew Muwonge opportunity to stage procession immediately after his nomination.
Nyanzi’s decision to contest for the LCV seat has attracted criticism, especially from the National Resistance Movement-NRM party members. They accuse him of intentionally disrupting Andrew Muwonge, the NRM flag bearer.
Led by Fred Watuwa, the Kayunga District NRM Registrar and the administrator, Betty Namazzi, say that the chairperson stopped them from conducting the party activities at the district office when they declined to back his daughter, Jackline Birungi as their candidate for the district woman parliamentary seat in the 2020 primaries and instead declared Agatha Nalubwama who genuinely won the polls.
Jamir Kamoga, a teacher of Chemistry and Physics at St. Mary’s College Lugazi, says that he decided to compete for the party ticket following the overwhelming appeals from residents encouraging him to follow in the footsteps of his father.
“Apprehend any government vehicle attached to the town council moving beyond 7pm with more emphasis on tipper truckers reg; UG2212W, UG2540W, LG0021-49, LG0019-49 and LG0009-49 which in addition should be stopped from moving beyond district boarders without my authorization,” the request letter reads in part.
According to Charles Twine, the Spokesperson of the CID Sserubugo hanged himself using a rope that broke the spinal code in the neck area. The post-mortem report was conducted at Mulago hospital by three senior surgeons and one independent doctor provided by the family. It was also conducted in the presence of one family member Abubakar Kikuubo and the District Vice Chairperson Joel Kayiira.
Sserubogo's death has since raised concerns among his supporters who claim that Sserubugo could have been murdered. They are demanding a clear report explaining what caused the death of their Chairperson.
The major entry points to Kayunga district include River Ssezibwa bridge connecting people from Mukono and Kangulumira town council which borders Njeru in Buikwe district. It can also be accessed by water through districts of Kamuli, Apac, Luwero and Nakasongola.