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EXCLUSIVE: Man On Hunger Strike In Kampala Wants State House Job

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Clad in a brown jacket and a yellow NRM cap, with a bed cover under his arm, Twahika camped at the Constitutional Square in Kampala where he declared a 25-days hunger strike, claiming administrators of medical facilities had fallen short of claiming drugs from National Drug Stores.

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Twahika stunned people in Bushenyi who saw him on TV.

He contested in the recent Bushenyi/Ishaka Municipality by-elections.

The ambitious politician first stood in NRM primaries in 2010 where he was defeated and came to support the independent Frankline Katungwe.

During the Ishaka by-election, Twahika showed interest to stand again but he was promised a job in State House and pulled out in favour of Nasser Basajjabalaba.

He religiously campaigned for Nasser.

Residents of Bushenyi town who talked with this reporter said that Twahika’s drama is aimed at reminding those who promised him a job that he still awaits his appointment.

Douglas Rwamutojo, a childhood friend to Twahika says: “He is looking for attention because he was among those who were promised jobs to support Nasser. He must be frustrated and the fact that his promised appointment is not coming he wants to call for sympathy.”

WHO IS TWAHIKA?

Twahika was born in 1976, in Kyeitembe Bushenyi municipality from a humble polygamous family.

He first had his primary education at Rukindo Primary school and dropped out after primary seven.

He started doing casual work in Bushenyi town and later became a porter on a number of buildings.

In 1996, he sought to represent the youth at village council but was let down by his inadequate academic credentials thus being defeated.

He joined Ruyonza School and went straight to senior three jumping one and two. He scored a first grade at senior four.

He remained in the same school for his A’levels with the help of Minister Richard Nduhura, the then MP for Igara East, who paid part of his school fees.

He was involved in several student leadership roles thus becoming the chairman of Ruyonza School council.

Due to his oratory skills and ability to articulate issues, Twahika was nicknamed ‘lawyer.’

He fell out with his sponsor Nduhura when he was at the Makerere University studying political science.

He vowed that when he finished his education, he would stand against him. But this never happened as Bushenyi was split and a municipality formed, where he found himself in the municipality and Dr Nduhura in Igara East.

In 2010, he stood in NRM primaries to represent the Bushenyi/Ishaka municipality but never went through.

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