There was a heated contest between the incumbent, John Katura Musana and his sole rival Tom Maate Wa’bukombi. The election was characterised by heavy security deployment in the town council because of the high tension between supporters of the rival camp.
Mugenyi has been contesting against the incumbent Hima Town Council LCIII Chairperson, John Katura Musana and Tom Maate Wabukombi. He, however, announced his withdrawal from the race on Tuesday evening a few hours to the polls.
On Tuesday, a joint operation conducted by the Police and Crime Preventers followed a tip-off from the locals that a group of unknown people were seen on Monday night travelling on numberless motorcycles in Kalongoyire Trading Centre.
Kasese District suffered two waves of flash floods on May 7 and on May 10 after rivers Nyamwamba, Mubuku, Nyamughasana and Lubhiliha bursting their banks and water spilled into communities sweeping among others Kilembe hospital, and Kilembe mines.
Isaiah Thembo, the Kitooro Village LCI chairperson, says that they decided to mobilise themselves after witnessing volumes of water rising in the river that is still silted. He, however, says they have only managed to desilt a few sections of the river and still need support from the government.
The structure, whose construction started two years ago, was facilitated by the government of Uganda with funding from the African Development Bank (ADB) under the Markets and Agricultural Improvement Project (MATIP).
The market, which will accommodate about 800 vendors, will house food stalls, restaurants, banks, clinics, salons, fruit and vegetable stands, butcheries and a daycare centre. It consists of 467 stalls and 311 lockup shops.