By David Lumu and Juliet Waiswa
GOSPEL artist Judith Babirye has said that she is joining politics because of Jennifer Musisi, the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Executive Director.
Babirye last year announced that she would contest for the Buikwe Woman MP seat in 2016.
However, what she didn’t reveal was the figure head behind her political bid.
An always cagey woman of God, whose gospel songs roll off the tongues of Ugandans with ease, Babirye told journalists on Tuesday at City Hall that it was Musisi, who inspired her to weigh in on the 2016 political landscape.
KCCA Executive Director Jennifer Musisi poses with some of the entertainers that will grace October's festival. Photo by Abu Mwesigwa.
Vision Group CEO Robert Kabushenga takes a selfie with singers Babirye and Irene Ntale. Photo by Abu Mwesigwa
“Jennifer Musisi inspired me to join politics. She is my mentor and she has showed me that women can contribute to change in society despite the challenges they face. I am going to contest for Buikwe Woman MP in 2016 because of her. I also want to become an iron lady like her,” she said.
If Dorothy Mpiima, the current Buikwe Woman MP decides to run again, she would have to tussle it out with Babirye, a renowned musician.
Babirye was at City Hall to throw her support towards the Kampala Festival events scheduled for October 5.