The Magistrate says that Chairman Fred Nyanzi Sentamu, who had petitioned for a vote recount, failed to make out a good case against his tormentor Mohammed Nsereko and that his application was based on nothing but mere hearsay evidence. Polling more than 16,000 voters, Mohammed Nsereko beat Fred Nyanzi by more than 1,000 votes to retain the Kampala Central Parliamentary job which he has held since 2011. A tearful Fred Nyanzi has vowed to fight on claiming justice hasn’t been done.
Nyanzi, a veteran of the Kampala Central Division politics since the days of Sebaana, says Mohammed Nsereko and others have always thrived on vote rigging using the army and other government installations like Kololo-based Summit View adding that the current strong NUP wave must be used to clean up the Division’s politics once and for all. The truth is that Kampala Central has always been a very difficult territory to unseat an incumbent since the days of Capt Francis Babu. In fact, even in NUP candidates’ selection meetings, there was limited appetite for anyone to dare plunge into the murky waters of Kampala Central. That is how Nyanzi actually got the NUP flag even at the risk of portraying Bobi Wine as tolerating dynastic tendencies. Otherwise the bad man from Magere was reluctant to have Nyanzi run he wanted him out to avoid complicating his PR just like he did with Eddie Yawe in Kiira. He rang Yawe, weeks to the release of the NUP candidates’ list, and told him to kindly keep away from the race so that the ticket goes to Jimmy Lukwago who eventually lost to FDC’s Semujju Nganda