By Arinda Nsheeka Wilfred
Christine Turyakira Nyinabashatu, an elder sister to minister David Bahati has picked interest in the Kabale Woman Member of Parliament seat come 2021.
The seat is currently occupied by Hon Catherine Ndamira Atwakire.
Nyinabashatu, 47 is the director of TACTA Uganda and is the Kitumba subcounty district Woman councilor. She was a community development officer but when her brother Bahati became a minister, she retired from public service to join politics.
Bahati, 45, has been in Parliament representing Ndorwa west constituency since 2006 and still wants the same seat in 2021.
The public debate that’s going on today in Kabale district is whether Bahati and Nyinabashatu should all at once be voted to Parliament.
“We cannot vote only one family to parliament. the would be greed,” a person from kabale municipality who preferred the condition of anonymity said.
Nyinabashatu’s plans to contest have attracted criticism from many, saying she could leave her brother vulnerable in his constituency.
Her nickname, Nyinabashatu, was given to her after giving birth to triplets. She attracts attention from mothers who respect her so much because of the triplets she delivered.
According to Moses Kagondo of 70 years of age, giving birth to triplets is a sign of a blessing and that blessing could follow her to 2021.
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