Suspected Arsonists Burn the House of Luweero NRM Chairperson

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Abdul Ssemanda, a security guard at Ndawulas says he saw the fire at around 4:00am in the wee hours of this morning.

Suspected arsonists have set ablaze the house of Ronald Ndawula, the newly elected Luweero District NRM party chairperson in Kavule zone in Luweero town council.
 
 
Abdul Ssemanda, a security guard at Ndawula's says he saw the fire at around 4:00am in the wee hours of this morning.  
 
 
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According to Ndawula, the fire destroyed household property, hundreds of wall clocks he imported from China for elections and a consignment of text books donated by his friends in Canada for his primary and secondary schools.
 
 
He doesn't rule out foul play by the losers in the NRM primary elections.
 
  

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On Wednesday, supporters of Paul Mukungu, the loser of the NRM primaries for the Luweero Town Council LC 3 chairperson's seat attempted to attack Ndawula for allegedly rigging the polls in favor of his rival Musa Ssempagama Kizito.
 
 
Mukungu has condemned the incident and asked Police to carryout independent investigations to establish the truth. Mukungu denies any involvement in the attack on Ndawula saying they have been friends for the last 20 years adding that he has no grudge against him that can prompt him to hatch a plan to kill him.
 
 
Benon Rugaba, the Savannah Regional Police Officer in charge of Fire Prevention and Safety Unit says they have commenced investigations into the incident. Tension is mounting between the supporters of Ndawula, Ssempagama and Mukungu following the incident.

Ndawula is also eyeing the NRM party ticket for the Luweero LC V Chairman's seat. Police is on high alert to avert any possible clashes.
 
 

 

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Brian Luwaga
Since Brian Luwaga joined Uganda Radio Network in 2011, he is still amazed how, "URN is a place that gives journalists a chance to enhance their skills . It gives a journalist an opportunity to adopt and master various aspects of journalism that include radio broadcast, social media, photography and television production."

A practicing journalist since 2009, first with Star FM, Luwaga has always been keen to write about the concerns of the "common person." Based for much of his career in Luweero, Luwaga takes it as a compliment if politicians complain that his reporting is too harsh.

In his journalism, Luwaga likes to merge the past with the present. He believes you cannot understand what is happening now, if you do not have a grounding in the past. Brian Luwaga is the Luweero URN bureau chief. Nakasongola, Nakaseke, Mityana, Mubende and Wakiso districts fall under his docket.

Luwaga is interested in humanitarian work and is a keen Rotarian.