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FDC Officials Warn to Sue For Division Chairperson Over Missing Party Property

In May 2022, Kirunda denounced the party and crossed to the National Unity platform-NUP accusing his party members of not valuing his selfless efforts in mobilizing grassroots support. He ordered the party leadership to vacate his premises within two weeks, which they promised to comply with.

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Some Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party officials in Jinja city are considering taking legal action against the former Jinja central division chairman, Mubarak Kirundu for alleged failure to hand over office property. 

Kirunda, a longtime serving FDC member voluntarily surrendered part of his house along Nizam road, in the Southern division, in Jinja city to host the party offices for the past 13 years. He, however, fell out with the party leadership ahead of the 2021 general elections after failing to win the FDC flag for the Jinja City South Division Mayoral seat.

In May 2022, Kirunda denounced the party and crossed to the National Unity platform-NUP accusing his party members of not valuing his selfless efforts in mobilizing grassroots support. He ordered the party leadership to vacate his premises within two weeks, which they promised to comply with. 

However, Kirunda is reported to have dumped the office chairs in the open and locked up the offices on Thursday morning. The FDC officials who rushed to collect the property accused Kirunda of failing to hand over five desktop computers, sensitive documents, office furniture, a photocopying machine, and a printer, which are essential in the smooth operationalization of their new office.  

The acting Jinja FDC administrative Secretary, Dennis Baraza, says that they officially approached Kirunda and asked him to voluntarily hand over the remaining property or risk legal action. 

//Cue in: “Singa Mubarak…. 

Cue out…attach any condition,”// 

Reagan Okumu, the FDC Registrar in Jinja city says that his office was dismantled without his knowledge and he has failed to trace both the electronic and physical data from the premises since the desktop computers and laptops are missing.      

Okumu adds that they have only recovered plastic chairs belonging to “one family,” a pressure group attached to FDC within Jinja city. 

//Cue in: “ekitumazeku… 

Cue out…twetaga ebintu,”//

Kirunda says that since he voluntarily handed over the office space to his former party leaders without official documentation, there was no clear audit of the office property. He accuses a section of the party members of spreading false accusations with the aim of damaging his public image.  

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