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City lawyer mesmerized over Wakiso's support for Bobi Wine

By Vivian Agaba

Added 3rd July 2017 01:13 PM

Sanyu said if the kind of support people of Kampala showed Bobi Wine was the same support geared towards fighting corruption in this country, it would be corruption free.

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Sanyu Penelope, giving a presentation during at the annual transparency camp on friday

Sanyu said if the kind of support people of Kampala showed Bobi Wine was the same support geared towards fighting corruption in this country, it would be corruption free.

Penelope Sanyu, a lawyer working at Uhuru Institute said was left mesmerized by the overwhelming support the people of Kampala showed while voting local musician, Robert Kyagulanyi, commonly known as Bobi Wine.

Sanyu said if the kind of support people of Kampala showed Bobi Wine was the same support geared towards fighting corruption in this country, it would be corruption free.

“People turned up in very big numbers to vote. But even those that were not voters of Kyadondo East and therefore could not vote, they came in big numbers to show solidarity, stayed waiting for vote counting to ensure there was no vote rigging,” she said

“It was amazing to see such kind of support for Bobi Wine, how I wish all Ugandans can exhibit this kind of solidarity towards corruption fight. Where we come together and demand for accountability from leaders, and ensure those involved in corruption scandals are prosecuted. But unfortunately, when it comes to corruption, many Ugandans fold their hands, thinking this does not concern them,” she said

Sanyu said fighting corruption is everyone’s responsibility, not only for non-governmental organizations, adding that people power can do great impact as long as people are empowered.

Sanyu was giving a presentation on the voices from the ground: How people power can contribute to change in the anti-corruption fight.  This was during the annual transparency camp on fighting corruption held at Fairway Hotel in Kampala recently

 It was organized by Anti-Corruption Coalition Uganda and attended by several youth from across the country.

Last Thursday, Bobi Wine won the highly contested Kyadondo-East by-election. He polled 25, 659 votes in a landslide victory.

Nkunyingi Muwada got 575, NRM’s Sitenda Sebalu polled 4,556 while FDC’s Apollo Kantinti scored 1,832. Mr Sowed Kayongo Male came last with 377 votes.
UGANDA loses about sh600b annually in procurement frauds by government officials.

 Latest findings indicate that several Government institutions are riddled with corruption, which is hindering development.

 

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