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Baganda in the east quarrel over election

By Vision Reporter

Added 26th February 2002 03:00 AM

A meeting held by the Baganda community in the eastern region to elect a representative to the Mengo Lukiiko ended in a quarrel on Sunday.

A meeting held by the Baganda community in the eastern region to elect a representative to the Mengo Lukiiko ended in a quarrel on Sunday.

By Nasur Wambedde A meeting held by the Baganda community in the eastern region to elect a representative to the Mengo Lukiiko ended in a quarrel on Sunday. A woman, Gaita Nantongo, won the election. She got 210 votes beating Yakubu Serubiri who got 150 votes. Other candidates, Badru Kabongo and Matovu Musoke got five and three votes respectively. Hajji Haruna Walusimbi, the father of Serubiri, protested the election results. He accused the election officials of taking sides. “We cannot accept to be represented by a woman on the Lukiiko,” Walusimbi said. kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi visited Mbale in the year 2000. He said he would consider granting the Baganda community in eastern Uganda a representative in the Lukiko. They had complained that they lacked effective representation in the Lukiiko because they were living outside Buganda. They also appealed to Mengo to renovate the kabaka’s rest house at Semei Kakungulu’s hill near Mbale town.

Baganda in the east quarrel over election

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