By editor

An internal rift has erupted among National Unity Platform (NUP) leaders in Masaka City over the party’s mobilisation strategy ahead of the 2026 General Election.

The strategy named, Kunga Uganda, was unveiled in 2022 to drum up support for the party across the country.

Kunga Uganda operates with a hierarchical structure spanning from villages and parishes up to the national level, under the leadership of red Nyanzi, the elder brother of NUP leader,   Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, alias Bobi Wine.

However, certain leaders within the party in Masaka allege that some members are exploiting the Kunga Uganda structures for political gain leading up to the 2026 elections.

They, therefore, suspended their activities last week until top party leadership gives guidance on the matter.

During a recent meeting at Evergreen Spot Saaza in Masaka chaired by Mathias Mpuuga, the NUP deputy president for Buganda region, resolved to suspend the mobilisation activities as they resolve internal conflicts. 

According to Joseph Kasirye, the NUP party secretary general for the Masaka Branch, there are concerns that Kunga leaders are exploiting the programme to undermine elected party officials and advance personal interests, leading to bickering within the party.

Kasirye revealed that some Kunga mobilisers were allegedly extorting money from elected leaders.

Share This Article
Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *