Kyambogo University finalist replaces deceased mom in MP race
The Kamuli district electoral commission returning officer has nominated Kayanga Baroda Watongola, final year student of Community Based Rehabilitation at Kyambogo University, to replace her deceased mother in the Kamuli Municipality MP race.
Rehema Watongola, the former Kamuli Municipality Member of Parliament died a few weeks ago and her family resolved to second her daughter to replace her in the race.
“Kamuli voters have demanded that a candidate from the family be presented to them to stand in Watongola’s place and we could not turn down the demands of the voters, hence the decision to bless Kayanga,’’ Hajji Badru Watongola, the deceased’s husband stated.
Kayanga Baroda will use a chair as her symbol on the ballot paper.
Kayanga, who was her mother’s political assistant promised to follow Watongola’s legacy and triumph in next year’s general elections.