Several voters in Bunya East constituency in Mayuge district
have implicated their Member of Parliament, Waira Majegere for instigating violence
against the supporters of his rival in the just-concluded parliamentary
Testifying before the Human Rights Committee of parliament on Tuesday
sitting at Mayuge district headquarters, some voter still nursing injuries
accused the legislator of deploying drunken campaign agents to hurl stones at
the supporters of his opponents in the middle of the night and at times during
Some of the witnesses claimed that Majegere used to travel
in a convoy of four pickups, which could patrol different villages with the aim
of hunting down those opposed to his candidature. Aziza Magumba, a fuel trader in
Mpungwe trading center, alleged that Majegere’s supporters attacked her on
December 17th, 2020 and took off with Shillings four million after battered her
She revealed that it took the intervention of onlookers to
rescue her. Magumba says that she reported the matter to the police, which prompted
Majegere to compensate her for the losses incurred. She, however, says that after
losing the elections, Majegere and his supporters have continued to threaten
//Cue in: “nze nga…
Cue out…abataka baidha,”.
David Munobwa, a resident of Kasutaime village says that his wife lost her
uterus after being battered by Majegere’s supporters. Munobwa says that
Majegere has personally threatened to harm him if he does not desist from
pursuing the case in courts of law.
//Cue in: “baidha…
Yahaya Kabodha, a resident of Isenda village in Kigandalo Sub County says that
he had gone to attend a political rally on Dec 9th, 2020 but when he raised his
hand to inquire about the efforts of their MP to curb unemployment, Majegere
instead accused him of spying on them, prompting his supporters to gang up
against him. Kabodha lost his left eye in the scuffle and is yet to get
//Cue in: “honorable Majegere…
Cue out…eliso ilala,”.
Edward Gavamukulya, the Kigandalo sub county district councillor says that
the rivalry between the Bunya East MP-elect, James Kubeketerya and Majegere began
during the 2016 general elections.
He says that due to lack of civic education, the same chaos
was witnessed in the January elections.
Gavamukulya faults Majegere for purchasing alcohol and marijuana for his
youthful supporters, which might have influenced them into engaging in acts of
//Cue in: “it has been…
Cue out…in the villages,”.
Majegere denied all the allegations levelled against him but declined to divulge
The committee’s vice-chairperson, Agnes Wejuli says that there is a need for
comprehensive civic education so as to avert cases of violence during future