The National Executive Committee of the Forum for Democratic
Change-FDC party will decide on who will contest for the positions of Speaker
of Kampala Capital City Authority- KCCA on the party ticket.
The KCCA Act which was amended in November introduces the positions of speakers
and deputy speakers at KCCA and the five divisions of Kampala.
In preparation for the elections whose date is yet to be announced
by the Authority, FDC NEC shall on Monday 17th conduct an election that will
see them front flag bearers for each of the two positions at KCCA and the
This is a new practice as FDC party caucuses have in the past been
the ones electing their flag bearers for positions at local councils.
Boniface Toteremuka Bamwenda, the party‘s Deputy Electoral
Commission Chairperson says that this is not strange and that the party has an
interest in the electoral process. He says that the vetting committee comprises
of five senior members of the party appointed by NEC including Wafula Ogutu and
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In December, the FDC Caucus at City Hall held a sitting in which
they conducted elections although under contestation from other members.
Lubaga North Councillor Abubakar Kawalya is said to have emerged the winner as
However, his win was contested by the loser Makerere University councillor
Doreen Nyanjura who said the caucus had no electoral powers and opted for a process
guided by the NEC.
Last month, the Party Electoral Commission called upon all interested members
to fill a form expressing interest in vying for the posts.
Both Nyanjura and Kawalya expressed interest. However today, while
Nyanjura has been nominated, Kawalya says he will not take part claiming that
the process is unfair.
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Meanwhile, candidates have been asked to pay shillings 200,000 and
shillings 150,000 as nomination fees for KCCA Speaker and Deputy Speaker positions
While those nominated for divisions speaker and deputy speaker are
required to pay shillings 100,000 and shillings 50,000 respectively.