The State prosecution lead by Martin Nabasa told court that between December 2020 and January 2021 this year, Nasur and others at large stole 29 million shillings from the party account in Centenary Bank, Wobulenzi branch.
The Bombo town council (comprehensive) bylaw 2018 takes effect after it was approved by Luweero District Council and Solicitor General after scrutiny. Among the key regulations are those that involve keeping pets and other animals in the town.
According to section 95 of the bylaw, a person shall not keep a dog or cat exceeding six months of age which is not registered by the town council.
However, as the meeting went on, policemen led by Issa Balikitenda, the Officer in Charge of the Criminal Investigations Department at Luwero Central Police Station surrounded the hotel and ordered one of the participants Zenar Nasur the District NRM Vice Chairperson to hand herself in for questioning over a fraud case.
Kinobe the former Katikamu North Member of Parliament for 13 years and now Ugandan Ambassador to Khartoum explained that the loss of the party was as result of protest vote over poor service delivery, fights among party leaders and disconnect with local youths.
According to results declared by Nathan Nabaasa, the Luwero District Returning Officer, NRM retained only seven of the seats, while independent candidates took over three seats. Among the NUP winners is an upcoming artist John Buwembo, who won the LCIII Chairperson's seat for Luwero Town Council after defeating incumbent Paul Mukungu Ssenyonga. Buwembo scored 4,609 votes whereas got 3,571 votes.
The members are under investigation over the alleged fraud after they allegedly embezzled 29 million Shillings which has been allocated as facilitation for candidates who were contesting for District Councillor seats.
Four candidates were nominated to contest for the seat. They include incumbent James Makande (NRM), Sam Mutibwa (DP), William Semeere (NUP) and Fredrick Kakooza. But the names of DP Candidate Sam Mutibwa were wrongly written as James Mutibwa on the ballot paper, a mistake that was only identified as voters converged to participate in the exercise today.
The officials in trouble are Zenar Nasur, the Luwero District NRM Vice-Chairperson and Wasswa Tamale, the Publicity Secretary for the Party. They are accused of embezzling 29 Million Shillings meant for NRM flag bearers for District Councillor seats.
The area was one of those where President Yoweri Museveni enjoyed mass support over the years, having hosted his liberation struggle between 1981 and 1986. To the NRM, Luwero was a haven, one that the party has always been proud of. Museveni scored 79.2 per cent of the votes in the area in 2006, while Kizza Besigye got 17.2 per cent.
According to the poll results declared by the Returning Officer, Umar Kiyimba, Muhoozi obtained the highest number of votes with 335; Katumba came second with 228 votes and Mugira 239 votes. Masiko scored 223 votes, Elwelu 218 votes, Kavuma 204 votes and Mbadi 184 votes.
Isah Semwogerere the Savannah Regional Police Spokesperson says that after Mangenga stabilized, he reported the case of torture at Police and officers responded by arresting Lucky Shoabi to answer the charge.
The elections were marred with open day bribery and complaints of fake voters on registers. Deborah Nalubega the loser of PWD race rejected the results saying each delegate received about 20,000 shillings from his rival to vote her out of the seat.
According to the Electoral Commission roadmap, Wednesday, January 27 is the polling date for councillors representing Persons with Disabilities, Older Persons, Youths and Workers at District Councils. But there is little competition because many candidates are unopposed, and opposition parties failed to field candidates.
Luwero district NRM offices received 36 million shillings but till now, no single contestant has received any of the money. But Zenar Nasur, the Luwero NRM Vice Chairperson says that they received the money and used it for mobilization for Local Government elections.
Kibirango polled 44,206 (59.20 per cent) of the total votes cast to defeat the main challenger Uthman Kamoga Jjuuko, the NRM candidate who got 17,094 Votes (22.89 per cent) and Vincent Kalumba Ssebayiga (Independent) who polled 6,696 votes (8.97 per cent).