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Kyotera residents accuse Security operatives of abducting people ahead of polls

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Residents in Kyotera are crying foul over their missing relatives and colleagues whom they claim have been illegally detained by security authorities ahead of the general elections.

  The concern comes after a resident identified as John Kiwanuka and 4 others went missing after they were reportedly picked by security operatives for unknown reasons on Saturday and since then they are missing.

Cranes Coach Mckinstry optimistic that the boys will do a great job

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By Whisper Sports

The Uganda cranes team is in Cameroon to participate in the forthcoming CHAN Tournament kicking off this month. Cranes coach says the team is in good shape and is hopeful the squad he has in camp is good enough to put up good displays in the tournament

Survey: NRM’s Cissy Mulondo leading with 52% against NUP’s Brenda Nabukenya at 31% for Luweero MP race

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Road to 2021: NRM Cissy Mulondo leading with 52% against NUP’s Brenda Nabukenya at 31.

Educationalist Cissy Mulondo poised to win Luwero Woman MP seat according to the opinion polls.

Survey: NUP’s Zaninka leads with 62% in Bukuya County MP race

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Survey: NUP’s Zaninka leads with 62% in Bukuya County

National Unity Platform (NUP) Iron Lady Omulongo Jane Babirye Zaninka leads Bukuya county MP race with 62%.

According to opinion polls conducted in the constituency, residents in Bukuya county told Whisper Eye news that they will vote Ms Zaninka, saying that she has promoted farming in the area.

US cancels observation of Uganda elections after 75% of its members denied accreditations

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The United States Embassy in Uganda has cancelled its Diplomatic Observer Mission of Uganda’s Elections. According to the Embassy, the vast majority of requests for observing the election were not approved, by the Electoral Commission, leaving them with a skeletal team which cannot meaningfully undertake the task.

“It is with profound disappointment that I announce the U.S. Mission in Uganda’s decision to cancel our diplomatic observation of Uganda’s January 14 elections due to the decision by the Electoral Commission of Uganda to deny more than 75 per cent of the U.S. election observer accreditation’s requested,” she said in a statement by Ambassador Natalie E. Brown.

Full Story: Sodo withdraws from Mawogola north MP race

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Godfrey Aine Kaguta famously known as Sodo one of the parliamentary contestants for Mawogola North Constituency has withdrawn from the race hours to polling day.

Sodo, a young brother to President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has been one of the eight aspirants vying to replace the Foreign Affairs Minister Sam Kahamba Kuteesa, who retired from elective politics before fronting his daughter Shartsi Mushurure Nayebale Kuteesa to take up the position.

Museveni explains why Uganda blocked Facebook in Uganda

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President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has explained that the social media, Facebook has been blocked by Government, after the National Resistance Movement (NRM) supporter’s accounts were pulled down.

Over the weekend, hundreds of pro-Government Facebook accounts were pulled down by Facebook. But Facebook says that they removed a network of accounts and Pages in Uganda that engaged in coordinated inauthentic behavior to target public debate ahead of the elections. 

Bobi Wine cries out as police orders a private security company to withdraw from his house

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Bobi Wine cries out as police orders a private security company to withdraw from his house. Whisper Eye News

Bobi Wine cries out as a private security company ordered to withdraw from his house

National Unity Platform (NUP) party presidential candidate hon Kyagulanyi Ssentamu Robert popularly known as Bobi Wine life in danger after the government withdrew his security guards from his Magere home ahead of tomorrow’s general elections.

Political Violence: Teenager killed in clashes between Katuntu, Galisonga’s supporters in Bugweri

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Violent clashes between the supporters of the incumbent Bugweri county Member of Parliament, Abdul Katuntu and his rival, Julius Galisonga have claimed the life of a snack vendor.  

Azed Bunoga was hit to death by a stone during clashes between the supporters of the rival camps in Idudi trading center along the Iganga-Bugiri highway on Tuesday evening.  

Survey: Bobi Wine’s Ssaazi Godfrey leads with 74% in Gomba East MP race

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Bobi Wine’s Ssaazi Godfrey leads with 74% in Gomba East. Whisper Eye News

National Unity Platform (NUP) candidate in Gomba East Ssaazi Godfrey is leading with 74% according to the opinion polls in the constituency.

Survey: Betty Nambooze leading with 54% in Mukono Minicipality MP race

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2021 polls: Betty Nambooze leading with 54% in Mukono Minicipality MP race. Whisper Eye News

National Unity Platform (NUP) candidate in Mukono municipality Hon Betty Nambooze is leading the race with 54% according to opinion polls.

Big Story: Mao holds biggest rally ever in Gulu City

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The Democratic Party- presidential candidate Norbert Mao led a procession in Gulu City on Tuesday evening shortly after addressing his final campaign rally. No sooner had Mao addressed thousands of his supporters at Kaunda Grounds in Layibi-Bardege division than he led them through the streets of Gulu City as police watched helplessly.     

Mao drove in a convoy of about 20 vehicles accompanied by Simon Opoka, the DP Deputy Spokesperson, Lyandro Komakech, the incumbent Gulu Municipality Member of Parliament who running for the Layibi-Bardege Division parliament seat and Gulu City DP Woman parliamentary candidate, Jolly Laker. 

Big Story: Kavule carpenters decry abductions, arrests by security

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Carpenters at Makerere Kavule stage in Kawempe Division have complained about the rampant arrests and abduction of their members by suspected state operatives ahead of the presidential elections. 

They claim that unidentified security operatives have picked up more than 10 of their members from their homes over the past two weeks. According to the carpenters, four of their colleagues including Elias Musagala, Shafick Zibula, Kabiswa and Kavuma were picked up from their homes on December 30, 2020.