Provisional: New Faces In Wakiso District

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In short
The results are trickling in after several polling stations in the district started voting late. In places voting even started at 3:00 pm, like in Ssisa Sub-county. The Returning Officer, Sarah Bukira, has been announcing the provisional results as they come.

As vote tallying continues in Wakiso District, new political faces have taken the lead in a number of constituencies.
 
The results are trickling in after several polling stations in the district started voting late. In places voting even started at 3:00 pm, like in Ssisa Sub-county. The Returning Officer, Sarah Bukira, has been announcing the provisional results as they come.

The parliamentary races in the three constituencies of Busiro South, Busiro North and Entebbe Municipality are being led by new faces.
 
In Busiro South, journalist Simon Kaggwa Njala, a first-timer running as a Democratic Party-leaning independent, has inched ahead of fellow media colleague Peter Sematimba of the National Resistance Movement.
 
Although Busiro South has for long been a DP stronghold, the party's flag-bearer, Stephen Ssekigozi, has been forced to take third place in the race.
 
In Entebbe Municipality, NRM's Rosemary Tumusiime has taken an unassailable lead, keeping DP's Michael Kakembo and FDC's Malibanga Alex Giita at bay. By last evening her supporters were already gearing up for celebrations.
 
The opposition vote in Entebbe Municipality was split between DP and FDC, allowing Tumusiime to ride on that split. The race attracted 13 candidates after the incumbent MP, Mohammed Kawuma, crossed from DP to the NRM and decided not to run.
 
In Busiro North, former Vice President Prof. Gilbert Bukenya, running as an independent, is trailing NRM's Denis Galabuzi by a good margin. Bukenya, the incumbent, has been the area MP since 1996 and indications are that he is likely to lose the seat after 20 years.
 
In Kira Municipality, FDC's Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda is likely to retain the seat as he is ahead of the pack that includes the likes of musician Eddie Yawe and Paul Bukenya.
 
In Busiro East, the race so far is in favour of the incumbent MP, DP's Lubega Medard Ssegona.

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About the author

David Rupiny
In his own words, David Rupiny says, "I am literally a self-trained journalist with over 12 years of experience. Add the formative, student days then I can trace my journalism roots to 1988 when as a fresher in Ordinary Level I used to report for The Giraffe News at St Aloysius College Nyapea in northern Uganda.


In addition to URN for which I have worked for five years now, I have had stints at Radio Paidha, Radio Pacis, Nile FM and KFM. I have also contributed stories for The Crusader, The New Vision and The Monitor. I have also been a contributor for international news organisations like the BBC and Institute for War and Peace Reporting. I am also a local stringer for Radio Netherlands Worldwide.


I am also a media entrepreneur. I founded The West Niler newspaper and now runs Rainbow Media Corporation (Rainbow Radio 88.2 FM in Nebbi). My areas of interest are conflict and peacebuilding, business, climate change, health and children and young people, among others."