A section of councilors led by James Agaba, the representative of the Southern division and the elderly male councilor, Phillip Ntakyotugyira, said there is no way they would approve Nambajimana because his Primary Leaving Examination certificate bears the name of Nambajimana Alex B, Ordinary Level certificate bears Nambajimana B. Alex and Tertiary Institution and University certificate bears Nambajimana B. Alex.
Chaos erupted on
Monday during a council meeting convened to approve Kisoro district LC V vice
chairperson and member of the district executive committees. The LC V Chairperson,
Abel Bizimana almost exchanged blows with some councilors over the approval of
On May 18, 2021, Biazimana nominated Alex Nambajimana, the central
division councilor in Kisoro municipality as his Vice-Chairman, John
Muftimukiza, District Health Secretary and Pamela Nyiraguhigwa, Finance, Planning
and Administration Secretary. However, the councilors rejected the nomination of Nambajimana citing the
mismatch of names on his academic documents.
They also accused him of illegally
using district land to host his organization Kisoro Concern for Marginalized
People Organization. The councilor also
argued that John Mufimukiza and Nyiraguhirwa are dull and unable to express
themselves in the public.
As a result, the council speaker, Amos Hakizimana
adjourned the meeting to allow Bizimana to pick other nominees. However, during
the council session held in the main hall of Sseseme Girls’ Secondary School in
Kisoro Municipality, Bizimana returned the same names for approval.
A section of councilors led by James Agaba, the representative of the Southern
division and the elderly male councilor, Phillip Ntakyotugyira, said there is
no way they would approve Nambajimana because his Primary Leaving Examination
certificate bears the name of Nambajimana Alex B, Ordinary Level certificate
bears Nambajimana B. Alex and Tertiary Institution and University
certificate bears Nambajimana B. Alex.
They demanded that Nambanjimana present all his academic credentials
and court affidavit and proof from Uganda Registration Services Bureau
(URSB) before the speaker and clerk to council for scrutiny.
When Nambajimana presented
the required documents, Agaba and Ntakyotugyira turned around, saying that they
cannot approve him the copies are thoroughly scrutinized. They also argued that
only Nambajimana Alex appear on the nominee’s national identity card.
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Innocent Kangeza, the representative of Murora sub-county also argued that
there is no way they can approve Nambajimana to lead them given his truck
record on corruption. Kangeza also accuses Nambajimana of illegally occupying and developing Sawa
sawa government land in Kisoro municipality with Bizimana’s connivance.
accused him of conniving with Bizimana to beat and injure Alex Agaba, the
representative of Southern Division on July 17, 2021, at Miami Tours and Travel Hotel in
Kisoro municipality. He claimed that they registered a case at Kisoro police station
under file number SD21/17/07/2021.
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Bizimana could not have any of this. He stood up and charged towards Kangeza while
querying why he was involving him in such conflicts yet his role was to present
names for discussion. Bizimana accused
Kangeza of ganging up with other councilors out of jealousy to frustrate him.
to be left out, Nambajimana also stood up and started abusing Kangeza and Agaba. The speaker, Amos Hakizimana tried to
calm them down in vain. It took the
intervention of a police officer identified as Pule, who was acting as the Clerk to the council to calm down the situation.
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Hazikimana to put the matter to a vote. Twenty-six out of the 44 councilors
voted against Nambajimana while 18 voted in his favour. Twenty-five councilors
also voted against Muftiumukiza while 19 voted in his favour. Nyiraguhirwa received
38 of the votes cast while six voted against him.
Shortly after the voting exercise, Nambajimana stormed out of the council
meeting and refuted all the allegations levelled against him as baseless.
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Bizimana later told journalists that he will table new names before council in
the next sitting for scrutiny.