Tumwijukye defies husband, age to win Sheema LC5 seat

Ms Jemimah Tumwijukye, the new Sheema District chairperson, during the interview . PHOTO/ IRENE ABALO otto

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  • Eloquent and well-built, the politician and school proprietor talks with such energy and says she is a peace lover and a fighter for the poor person’s rights.

Politics is a rough, dicey and turbulent game. In Uganda, the caps imposed by patriarchy render a woman’s election for a direct competitive seat a tall order. Many survive on affirmative slots. In this second instalment of our new series, Women Breaking Barriers, Sheema District chairperson-elect Jemimah Tumwijukye, 68, tells Daily Monitor reporter Irene Abalo Otto that women are their own enemy.


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