Kadongokamu musician Mathias Walukagga has won the Kyengera town council LC III chairperson election.
Walukagga who contested on the National Unity Platform (NUP) ticket polled 17,133 votes followed by Geoffrey Ssebagala of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party with 5,882 votes, Adrian Sseryazi an independent polled 1,371 votes in third-place while Democratic Party (DP) David Muweera got 1,245 votes in the fourth position while Forum for Democratic Change's (FDC) Sulaiman Ddumba Seriso polled 199 votes.
Other contestants in the race were Mickdad Lutaaya an independent who got 176 votes, Gonzaga Matovu 39 votes, Abel Rashid Mukwaya also who was an independent got 27 votes and Ibrahim Kiggundu scored only 19 votes.
Walukagga says that he is going to fight the increasing land grabbing in Kyengera and also ensure to keep Kyengera town council clean. Before the election, on Wednesday, 45 polling agents of Walukagga were arrested at his home Win Maya Sub County Wakiso District.
The Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire said the arrests followed information that the group of people had gathered at the musician's home in big numbers in contravention of the coronavirus standard operating procedures.