Musinguzi Blanshe is a politics-cum-business journalist. He joined Uganda Radio Network in February 2017. Previously, he worked at Daily Monitor and Red Pepper Publications Limited. He is keenly interested in data journalism.
A video of Raymond Soulfa alias Peng Peng, a Ugandan blogger based in Sweden titled “Bano Baswaaza! Ekyama Ekiviriddeko Okufa Kwa Cyprian Lwanga, Amaziga Geyongedde” posted on Log on TV, a YouTube channel of Thursday had garnered the highest number of views: 17,463.
In a campaign that was scientific—characterized by smaller crowds, broadcast media was a target for all political actors. Though it’s those with money who could buy space. And given that most radios in Uganda are owned by politicians of the ruling party, opposition parties reported being denied access to media space with no explanation.
Lwanga has always been distinct among his peers who always preferred to stay quiet on critical issues affecting the nation or when they speak, choose to speak vaguely. Be it condemning recent kidnaps, tortures, corruption or responding to his critics, Lwanga never threw away opportunity to speak when leading Eucharistic celebrations.
Emmanuel Dombo, the party Director of Communication told Uganda Radio Network that supporters received support in form of transporting them to better medical facilities from upcountry and payment of bills.
The party Secretary-General, David Lewis Rubongoya told Uganda Radio Network in an interview that the money covered the basic needs of Kyagulanyi’s entourage such as lodging, food and fueling their vehicles.