Election Watch

Miria Matembe loses to NRM’s Waako in Elderly MP elections

UGANDA ELECTIONS 2021: Former Ethics and Integrity Minister Hon Miria Koburunga Matembe was defeated by NRM’s Peggy Waako in today’s Elderly MP elections seeking to represent older persons in the 11th Parliament.

Matembe who was contesting on an Independent ticket managed to poll only 56 votes while Peggy Waako polled 690 votes in the delegates election held at Islamic University in Uganda, Kabojja campus, Kampala.

Matembe who had retired from elective politics announced her ambitions to content for a parliamentary seat in the 2021 elections for elderly MPs in August last year.

Matembe has been a strong proponent for and an advocate of women’s rights in Uganda.

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For over two decades beginning in 1989, she was a member of Uganda’s parliament.

She worked in the Ugandan government as minister for ethics and integrity from 1998 to 2003, after which time she became a member of the Pan-African Parliament representing Uganda.

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