Mbarara, Uganda – Robert Mugabe Kakyebezi alias Etaara has been declared NRM Mbarara City Mayor flag bearer after defeating Herbert Kamugisha in a hotly contested race.
According to the results released by the NRM party registrar Mbarara city Yoramu Kacumita Mugabe polled 36,116 against Herbert Kamugisha’s 9,303 votes, a margin of 26,813 votes. The third contender, Justus Karuhanga Tugume got 1,079 votes after the final tally.
Kamugisha who conceded defeat, went on to congratulate Kakyebezi upon winning the race and promised to work with him.
Africa Tembelea understands that there was some controversy in this race where photos of Kamugisha Herbert were pasted on to those of Bishop Dr Fred Sheldon Mwesigwa and leaked on social media. This infuriated Kamugisha so much as he allegeded that Kakyebezi was behind the photos.
Kamugisha opened a defamatory case at Mbarara Central Police Station, a case he later abandoned.