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Councillors Reject Proposed Election of Jinja Land Board Chairperson

On Friday, Florence Asio, the Jinja LCV Vice-Chairperson read out names of two names, Daudi Musenze and Ismael Kisambira. However, a section of councillors booed her before she could finish reading out credentials of the said candidates.
Police officers rescue the district speaker, Micheal Nyende after councilors attacked him.

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Jinja District Council on Friday turned chaotic after councillors rejected a motion to elect the new district land board chairperson.

Last month, the chairperson Innocent Ndiiko resigned over allegations of forgery.

Florence Asio, the Jinja LCV Vice-Chairperson read out names of two nominees, Daudi Musenze and Ismael Kisambira. However, a section of councillors booed her before she could finish reading out credentials of each of the nominees.

The District Speaker, Michael Nyende pleaded withe the councillors in vain. 

They later pushed him out of his seat demanding that, he defers the matter to the next council sitting.

Police officers came to his rescue and locked out the protesting councillors. The council session was adjourned for 10 minutes.

Nyende resolved to suspend three councillors namely; Meddie Mbentyo the councillor representing Jinja central division, Jennifer Kirenda Kongo a female councillor representing Jinja east constituency and Prosy Mutibwa of Buwenge rural sub-county whom he accused of orchestrating the protest.

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He further faulted councillors of harboring intentions of soliciting bribes from the nominees before approving their names. 

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Kirenda however, told journalists that, they want the nominees to be presented by the district service commission other than the council’s executive committee.

“It is befitting that, the chairperson of a land board is approved by the district service commission other than candidates being presented to the executive committee leadership which may create influence peddling,” he says.