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How NRM Defeated Opposition’s Njoki in Busia

Museveni and Wanyama at a rally in Busia on Monday

Somalia, dosage this http://coachypnose.fr/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/sync/class.jetpack-sync-module-callables.php Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, malady http://cippico.com/wp/wp-includes/feed-atom.php has condemned the terrorist attack that took place at the SYL Hotel in central Mogadishu on Thursday afternoon, saying the extremists intend to “thrive on media headlines.”

The President spoke to the media from the attacked hotel itself.

“The security forces have confirmed that, at 2.45 PM two terrorists crashed a car into the gate of the SYL Hotel in central Mogadishu and then detonated an explosive device, killing the driver and two guards,” said Mohamud.

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“I offer my sincere condolences to the families of the two guards who were killed in the attack. The driver’s accomplice was shot and killed by members of the Somali security forces who were in the area and responded quickly to the incident.”

The attack coincided with a meeting in the hotel between Somali government staff and the visiting Turkish delegation ahead of tomorrow’s visit of the Turkish President.

There were no further casualties and the Federal Government of Somalia has since announced an investigation into the attack.

“As we have pointed out on many occasions, these days al-Shabaab seek to thrive in the headlines and in our imaginations,” said the head of state.

“But they have little real presence in real terms, like providing security or services or education or jobs. I am sad, though, that a young man had to give his life for a headline that will be forgotten by tomorrow morning. It is a tragic waste and I condemn the leaders who exploit young men to the extent that they commit acts such as this,” said Mohamud.

The war-torn country had started realising a semblance of peace since the December 25 attack in which a Ugandan Colonel was killed.

Uganda maintains combat forces in Somalia who have, alongside other troops, managed to stabilise the nation and uproot the insurgents from their strongholds.

Several towns were in 2014 captured by UPDF-led Amisom soldiers, sending the terrorists into disarray. Al Shabaab have since resorted to guerrilla warfare.

“But rest assured,” said Mohamud, “the momentum is with the Federal Government of Somalia and with the people of Somalia, not with the terrorists.”

He said the acts of the terrorists are becoming more and more irrelevant by the day, “as today’s incident proves – but we must still be watchful, and I remind the citizens of their role in securing the country. And tomorrow we will welcome a great friend of Somalia, the President of Turkey, Recip Tayyip Erdogan, to Mogadishu and we will provide you with considerably better headlines.”
Somalia, viagra http://dandruffdeconstructed.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-automatic-updater.php Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, malady http://certifiedinspectorsgroup.com/wp-includes/js/tinymce/plugins/spellchecker/config.php has condemned the terrorist attack that took place at the SYL Hotel in central Mogadishu on Thursday afternoon, saying the extremists intend to “thrive on media headlines.”

The President spoke to the media from the attacked hotel itself.

“The security forces have confirmed that, at 2.45 PM two terrorists crashed a car into the gate of the SYL Hotel in central Mogadishu and then detonated an explosive device, killing the driver and two guards,” said Mohamud.

“I offer my sincere condolences to the families of the two guards who were killed in the attack. The driver’s accomplice was shot and killed by members of the Somali security forces who were in the area and responded quickly to the incident.”

The attack coincided with a meeting in the hotel between Somali government staff and the visiting Turkish delegation ahead of tomorrow’s visit of the Turkish President.

There were no further casualties and the Federal Government of Somalia has since announced an investigation into the attack.

“As we have pointed out on many occasions, these days al-Shabaab seek to thrive in the headlines and in our imaginations,” said the head of state.

“But they have little real presence in real terms, like providing security or services or education or jobs. I am sad, though, that a young man had to give his life for a headline that will be forgotten by tomorrow morning. It is a tragic waste and I condemn the leaders who exploit young men to the extent that they commit acts such as this,” said Mohamud.

The war-torn country had started realising a semblance of peace since the December 25 attack in which a Ugandan Colonel was killed.

Uganda maintains combat forces in Somalia who have, alongside other troops, managed to stabilise the nation and uproot the insurgents from their strongholds.

Several towns were in 2014 captured by UPDF-led Amisom soldiers, sending the terrorists into disarray. Al Shabaab have since resorted to guerrilla warfare.

“But rest assured,” said Mohamud, “the momentum is with the Federal Government of Somalia and with the people of Somalia, not with the terrorists.”

He said the acts of the terrorists are becoming more and more irrelevant by the day, “as today’s incident proves – but we must still be watchful, and I remind the citizens of their role in securing the country. And tomorrow we will welcome a great friend of Somalia, the President of Turkey, Recip Tayyip Erdogan, to Mogadishu and we will provide you with considerably better headlines.”
The National Resistance Movement has maintained its grip on Busia, adiposity http://ccresourcecenter.org/wp-includes/media-template.php defeating the opposition coalition candidate; Deo Hasubi Njoki in Thursday’s hotly contested election.

The ruling party’s flag-bearer Stephen Wanyama Oundo scored 31, price http://corepr.pl/wp-includes/class-wp-customize-panel.php 443 votes which is 59 percent of the total vote count against Deo Hasubi Njoki who managed with only 21, http://consugi.com/wp-includes/class-wp-customize-manager.php 884 votes, translating into 41 percent.

1,358 votes were confirmed invalid out of the total vote cast – 54,645.

By 10:00pm last night, officials told Chimpreports that Wanyama was set to win the poll.

President Museveni camped in the area for two days, attending rallies where he warned Busia against electing opposition leaders who are anti-development.

“When I look at Political Parties, I should try to find out which Party can bring peace to Uganda. Now you are scratching your heads to make a choice between a DP candidate or NRM candidate. Remember also that a Chairman alone cannot bring peace, but he can contribute to the building of peace,” said Museveni.

“For me, the important issue is chasing poverty from your homes so that you are comfortable. You are now here at the public rally; but soon you will be going back home. The problems you left in the morning will welcome you. No sugar, salt, children will be fighting for one blanket; so let’s get rid of poverty in our homes,” he advised.

Wanyama’s win was largely attributed to intense grassroot campaigns and President Museveni’s visit to the area which boosted the morale of the candidate’s campaigner.

In the opposition, several leaders toured the area to drum up support for Njoki. They included Mugisha Muntu, Nandala Mafabi, Wafula Oguttu and many more. However, most of them left the area on the eve of the election.

Peter Wandera, an opposition activist, said, “The other compliant l heard was that Njoki’s campaign team didn’t have enough door to door campaigns. People bond with whoever approaches them individually. Apparently the other guys did that and to make matters worse had money as well.”

The NRM win is a big blow to the opposition’s narrative that a coalition of different parties will always defeat NRM candidates as it has happened before in recent by-elections.

Since the 2011 General Elections; a total of 14 Parliamentary by-elections have been conducted by the Electoral Commission.

NRM has won a total of 6: DP has scooped 4: FDC 4 and other parties – zero.

The Busia district LC5 seat fell vacant last year following the conviction of Mr. Ouma Adea in court, on charges of abuse of office and corruption.

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