DP's Nabukenya wins Luweero with big margin
Publish Date: May 23, 2014
DP's Nabukenya wins Luweero with big margin
Jubilant supporters of Brenda Nabukenya had sniffed victory wafting their way even before the final results were announced. PHOTO/Roderick Ahimbazwe
  • mail
  • img

By Vision Reporter
LUWEERO - Democratic Party's (DP) Brenda Nabukenya has won the Luweero  woman MP by-election by a huge margin.
Returning officer Alex Komuhangi declared her winner with the following results: Brenda Nabukenya 38,582;  Rebecca Nalwanga 22,236; Ramula Kadala 768 and Farida Namubiru 717.
Nabukenya beat her closest challenger NRM's Nalwanga convincingly by over 16, 000 votes in a contention that had been seen as a two-horse race.
In the runup to the Thursday polls, both the NRM and the DP were confident of victory, and by the end of the day, it was DP bagging the spoils.
Nabukenya had foreseen a landslide victory for her camp, and true to her projection, the odds surely turned in her favour as the Electoral Commission declared her winner after the votes had been tallied.

DP's Brenda Nabukenya emerged winner of the Luweero by-election

She had predicted a landslide victory, something that did come to pass. PHOTO/Roderick Ahimbazwe

Nabukenya beat her closest challenger, NRM's Rebecca Nalwanga (left) by over 16, 000 votes

Proceedings on voting day went on without much incident, save for a time when Ingrid Turinawe of the opposition side was arrested for trespassing at Luwero district headquarters
Then, there emerged complaints of missing voter names on the lists. Speaking to the press after casting her ballot, Nabukenya was bitter about the missing names, claiming that it was a strategic ploy by her main rival camp.
But on her part, Nalwanga maintained that she would accept whatever outcome of the vote counting.
(PHOTOGRAPHY by Roderick Ahimbazwe)

Ingrid Turinawe was arrested for trespassing

Election chaos was kept at bay by a heavy anti-riot police presence in the area

Following the voting process, voters kept around the witness the counting of the votes


The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
450 traffic officers reprimanded over bribes
THE director of Traffic and Road Safety, Dr. Steven Kasiima has revealed that over 450 traffic officials were reassigned to other departments for misconduct and allegedly soliciting bribes from motorists...
Obey, Kunya pinned on NSSF pension scam
MARTIN Onya the acting commissioner in the department of compensations, Ministry of Public Service, has pinned Christopher Obey and Kiwanuka Kunsa on the misappropriation of the sh88b...
Thousands welcome Pope Francis to Namugongo
VAST crowds of Ugandans greeted Pope Francis on Saturday as he honoured Christians martyred for their faith on the second leg of a landmark trip to Africa...
Pope Francis lauds Uganda on refugees
Within two hours of his arrival in Uganda, the pearl of Africa, Pope Francis while making a keynote speech at State House Entebbe, lauded Uganda for ''showing outstanding concern for refugees...
NRM denies ferrying supporters to Museveni rallies
THE NRM deputy spokesperson Ofwono Opondo has refuted reports that the party campaign team ferries supporters to form big crowds during President Yoweri Museveni''s rallies...
EC bans biased voter education ‘topowa’ campaign
The Electoral Commission (EC) had banned what it termed as a biased voter education ‘topowa' campaign....
Is Uganda ready for the pope's visit?
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter