The National Resistance Movement-NRM has announced, Kahima Moses Mugabe, as the winner of the party flag bearer election for Ruhaama County election held yesterday.
Kahima, aged 35 polled 24,632 votes defeating other six candidates who were vying for the NRM flag. Eng. Jackson Kabeikire Mubangizi came second with 14,431 votes, while Johnson Rumanywa Zinkuratiire, brother of the late Member of Parliament Beijukye William Zinkuratiire collected 9,579 votes. Other candidates are; Arthur Mpeirwe who scored 8,581 votes, Adens Ntare Rutaro polled 8,581 votes, Tom Rwomushana scored 1,897 votes and Owembabazi Pamela scored 1,720 votes.
Kahima,a resident of Kitojo, Rwoho, Rukoni East Sub County, Kahima came second in the 2015 party flag bearer after suffering defeat to the late Zinkuratiire who won the member of Parliament seat for the constituency. The seat fell vacant on 04th November this year,following the death of Zinkuratiire. The NRM Electoral Commission Chairperson, Dr. Tanga Odoi says the election process was peaceful.