Following the sudden death of Kamuli Municipality Member of Parliament Rehema Watongola last week, her 27-year-old daughter Kayanga Baroda Watongola has been nominated to replace her mother in the race for MP.
Kayanga, a finalist student of Community Based Rehabilitation at Kyambogo University was reportedly influenced by her family to try and ‘defend’ the mother’s Seat in the next parliament.
“The family wanted the deceased Watongola to be replaced by someone who the voters want,” said the source before revealing that even the constituents in Kamuli demanded that a candidate from the family be presented to them to stand in Watongola’s place.
Hajji Badru Watongola, the husband to the deceased, said he could not turn down the demands of the voters, hence the decision to bless Kayanga. By the time of her death, Watongola was standing on an independent ticket with a chair as a symbol; these have been adopted by her daughter Kayanga.