Family members and relatives of the deceased Ruhaama County MP William Beijukye Zinkuratire are among the ten who have expressed interest in the parliamentary seat.
Ruhaama County parliamentary seat in Ntungamo District fell vacant on November 3 after the death of Beijukye. He succumbed to hepatitis B, at Nsambya hospital.
According to close family sources, the deceased’s young brother Johnson Rumanywa and his in-law Allen Beijukye, wife to the late are fighting to succeed him in parliament.
While convening a family gathering over the weekend to nominate a candidate, Ruhaama County NRM Party chairman, Joseph Musaka, was told Rumanywa has already declared himself candidate.
The late MP’s wife Allen Beijukye is also interested in the seat. She will run against Santurina Namanya Kachene, the manager Boona FM in Rukungiri, Dr. Bazinzi Natamba, Yonah Musinguzi Bikwatsizehi, the former Ntungamo municipality MP, Moses Kahima, Adens Rutaro Ntare and FDC’s Kenneth Kagundu.
Others interested in the race are; Engineer Jackson Mubangizi Kabikire, an official from Uganda National Bureau of Standards, Ashel Mupenzi, the Rweikiniro sub county Councilor, Brenda Ankunda Mutetsi, Muheebwa Anold Kongo from Red Ribbon, Dr. Bazinzi Natamba, Boora Erick Musafiri, January Bamanzi Zibaagwe and Phillip Mpamire Rwakikambu.