Ruhama county by-election: former contestant, RDC clash over security brutality






Drama ensued yesterday during the stakeholder’s consultative meeting about Ruhaama county constituency By-election when the former area Member of Parliament aspirant, Santrina Namanya Kakyene clashed with the Ntungamo Resident District Commissioner, Justine Mbabazi over brutality of security.

The meeting organized by Independent electoral commission was held at Ankole Resort and Spa Hotel in Ntungamo Municipality. It all started when Namanya accused security in the district of being brutal to some candidates and their supporters in favor of others. Namanya cited an example on now he was harassed and his supported brutalized by security in the 2016 general elections.

However, in his response, Mbabazi claimed that all Namanya’s   supporters who were arrested had been shipped from neighboring districts to incite violence. Mbabazi vowed to deal with Namanya in case he fails to follow the guidelines during the by-election slated to be held on 11th January, 2018.

The Ruhaama County parliamentary seat fell vacant ,following the death of the former Member of Parliament, Hon. William Beijukye Zinkuratiire on 3rd this Month.

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