Police in Busia, took over the voting exercise at Nangwe-Madibira
polling station in the Western division in Busia Municipality after chaos
erupted between voters and the polling officials.
This is after angry supporters accused Wycliffe Bogere the village
registrar for altering the votes of Patrick Obonyo. They alleged that Obonyo’s 236
votes were given to his opponent Ivan Mulira who had polled 24 votes.
Angry supporters of Obonyo grabbed and tore declaration forms forcing Bogere and other polling officials to flee the
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Policemen led by Busia District Police Commander Moses Kakiryo intervened and
conducted the recounting of the votes.
Kakiryo also conducted elections for the seat of LCV five and female councillors.
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Wycliffe Bogere, the NRM village registrar denied the accusations
saying that he had not to change results but supporters just grabbed the DR
forms and tore them before agents signed on them.
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There was also chaos at Burukuru Cell polling station in Bulambuli District on
Friday as voters were barred from participating.
The NRM primaries for Bulambuli District LCV contest is between Simon Wananzofu
the incumbent chairperson and Annet Nandudu commonly known as Moyo Indagano.
The voters who arrived at the polling station as early as 10:00 am were
surprised when they were told by the polling officials that they were late for
voting, leading to fights between the voters and the polling officials.
Christine Khanakwa, another voter accused the registrar of having a side in the
polls. She claims that he was campaigning for one of the candidates in the
She added that when they reached the polling station to vote they
were told to wait yet the registrar was filing false information in the forms.
Christopher Welishe the LCI Chairperson of Burukuru cell A where
there was a scuffle said the voting was going on well until the polling
officials denied some voters were denied to vote.
In Mbale City, voting has been characterized by low voter turn up.
The voters refused to participate demanding for the declaration of the Mbale City
Woman MP results.
According to James Wodaya polling agent from Wanambwa cell polling station in
Northern division city, by midday, nobody had turned up at the polling station
He said that unlike the previous elections by midday voting was already
Godfrey Kutosi, from Nkoma polling station, says that they did not participate in
the elections until they declare the results.
Kirinya Ayubu is the URN Bureau Chief of Elgon/Bukedi Sub Regions . He holds a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication from Islamic University in Uganda and a Diploma in Computer Science and Information Technology from the same University.