Man Caught Bribing Voters in Kamuli, Thumped to Pulp

By Serestino Tusingwire

An unidentified man who has been caught allegedly bribing voters in Kamuli town center has been thumped to pulp by residents.

Locals claim that the man have been giving out bribes to some of their colleagues to vote in favour of NRM’s Rehema Watongola.

In a short video released by the coordinator Citizens’ Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda (CCEDU) Crispy Kaheru, residents are seen raining blows on the suspect who also tries to defend himself by punching some.

The Kamuli Municipality MP seat is being contested by five candidates including NRM’s Rehema Watongola, FDC’s Salaamu Musumba, and Independents Proscovia Naikoba Kanakutanda Samuel Walugyo and Mike Kiboome.

The by-election comes after court of Appeal ejected Watongola from Parliament for lack of minimum academic qualifications to become an MP.

Citizens’ Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda (CCEDU) has deployed 40 community election observers to monitor the polls.

According to CCEDU Coordinator, Crispin Kaheru, the observers have been within Kamuli Municipality for the last one month.

“Whereas 40 election observers are permanently deployed at selected polling stations, CCEDU also has roving observers throughout the Municipality.  With such a robust deployment plan, CCEDU has presence at all polling stations and at the tallying center,” he said.

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