The National Resistance Movement (NRM) flag bearer Andrew Muwonge has been declared the winner of Kayunga LC5 by-election.

According to the Electoral Commission, Muwonge received 31,830 votes while his closest competitor Harriet Nakwedde of the National Unity Platform got 31,380.

The election had attracted six candidates. Others were DP’s Anthony Waddimba (158 votes) and independent candidates Majid Nyanzi (1287 votes), Jamir Kamoga (279 votes) and Boniface Bandikubi (470 votes).

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The LC5 Chairperson seat fell vacant after the late Muhammad Ffeffeka Sserubogo’s body was found hanging on a tree a month after occupying the office, calling for a by-election.

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