February 23, 2024

Kagadi politicians, political analysts react to Kenya presidential results

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KAGADI

After a tense six-day wait, Kenya on Monday knew its President-elect William Ruto, who will take over from Uhuru Kenyatta as the fifth head of State. 

Political class in Kagadi have raised their opinions on the Kenyan presidential polls many praising the Kenyan democracy and urging Uganda to borrow a leaf from a neighboring state.

The Buyaga East constituency Member of Parliament Musana Eric Acaali said the Kenyan democracy was put on test but finally held peaceful elections compared to the last terms.

He congratulated the Kenyan president elect William Ruto and is optimistic that under his leadership the two countries Kenya and Uganda will keep enjoying strong trade relations.

The chairperson workers league NRM and district male councilor for workers said Ugandans should be like Kenya and always vote for leaders basing on issues and capacities of candidates but not tribes and religious affiliations.

The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) chairperson and councilor Mambugu ward Akonyera Benezeri alias Maizi said the Kenyan election was also  marred by violence and it was not free and fair.

He however urged Uganda to institute presidential term limits like Kenya. 

The political analyst Katusabe Peter Junior said there are lessons a country like Uganda should take from the Kenyan elections like instituting presidential term limits to allow institutions like electoral body operate independently.

He says security agencies should not interfere with the electoral process and do not harass opposition political parties during elections.

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