PHOTO: JEEMA Party officials at UDA headquarters in Kenya


UGANDA’s opposition political party Justice Forum (JEEMA), has started serious strategies towards 2026 power hunt. 
At the beginning of this week, a group of youthful leaders from JEEMA visited Kenya on the invitation of yet to be identified official in the newsly sworn-in President William Samoi Ruto’s Kenya’s ruling United Democratic Alliance (UDA).  
JEEMA’s delegation included; Mr. Ssentongo Abdulnoor Kyamundu (Party Spokesman), Naswiif Luswata (Vice president Buganda region), Habiib Asega (VP Nothern), Muhindi Kennedy (Vp western region), Namakajjo Derrick (Secretary legal affairs), (Mukasa Abdullatif (head of tertiary institutions) and Mr Omar Kalinge Nnyago (former Secretary general).
According to a post in one of the party WhatsApp groups, the JEEMA delegation was received by UDA Secretary General, Veronica Maina and other directors at the ruling party secretariat. We have learnt that Our reliable sources say, JEEMA and UDA officials discussed a lot of issues among others; was training of JEEMA leaders in resource mobilization, human resource development, and elections management ahead of 2026 General elections. 

When contacted for comment, the party spokesperson, Mr. Ssentongo Kyamundu confirmed the meeting and told this investugative news website how JEEMA has started getting more serious with power hunt. 
“It’s true JEEMA officials were in Kenya to interact with UDA officials and our meeting was a success.” Said Mr. Ssentongo Kyamundu.
Asked to brief us about their meeting, Ssentongo who never wanted to give us the detail, said, “Our engagement with UDA was to benchmark on how an opposition party can win power in an African suffocated political environment.”
He revealed how JEEMA Party is hoping to have many more visits to other political parties in Africa before fronting a presidential candidate in the next elections. It will be remembered that JEEMA last fielded a presidential candidate in 2001 when Muhammad Mayanja vied for a second time after 1996 polls.  
Ssentongo Kyamundu noted that, “We can’t commit the same mistakes during elections when we can benchmark from our brothers who have had success stories. Now we have set off and JEEMA is unstoppable.”
What remains to be known, is who JEEMA plans to front for the presidency in the next elections.
By JEEMA cultivating relations with Ruto’s UDA when Uganda’s opposition had traditionally been close to Raila Odinga’s political camp is deemed to be a hard-nosed approach to power hunt and might rub fellow opposition parties the wrong way, a suggestion Kyamundu dismissed as preposterous.

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