Renowned NTV journalist Agnes Nandutu has on picked NRM nomination forms to contest for the position of Woman Member of Parliament for Bududa District. The seat is currently occupied by Justine Khainza, who is also an NRM member.
The senior political reporter, moderator and a speaker NTV Peoples Parliament, intends to stand as the Woman MP for Bududa District. She adds to a group of senior journalists like Kazibwe Bashir Mbazira, Joel Ssenyonyi who opted to join active politics.
Nandutu formerly covered parliament as a senior reporter until 2017 when she was thrown out after regulations requiring one to have a degree to cover parliament were put in place.
She scripts and narrates the popular satire Friday segment called Point Blank on NTV Uganda. In 2011, she received a Christmas gift from The Observer for her NTV show, Point Blank.
Her Journey as a Journalist
Agnes joined Radio Uganda as a reporter. Later, she pursued a diploma in Journalism at Uganda Institute of Journalism and Media studies. She worked at Daily Monitor as a freelance reporter. Between 2002 and 2008, Agnes worked at Impact FM as a staff reporter before she joined NTV Uganda.