Ntungamo Returning Officer Baine Robert declared NRM's Moses Kahima Mugabe the winner of Ruhaama by-elections last night after collecting the highest number of valid votes in the four-man race.
1. Kahima Moses Mugabe (NRM) 31,103
2. Mubangizi Jackson (IND) 16,345
3. Beinomugisha Peninah (IND) 2,103
4. Orishaba Vastine (IND) 523
There were 50,776 votes counted of which 50,073 were valid, 703 invalid and 166 spoilt according to the official declaration results.
NRM Secretary General Justine Kasule Lumumba sent a late night message congratulating NRM and Kahima for what she described as 'a sweet new year's victory'.