By our reporter

Forum for Democratic Change (FDC)’s Paul Mwiru has on Tuesday been sworn in as Jinja East  Member of Parliament for Jinja

The oath was administered by the Clerk to Parliament Jane Kibirige, before parliament presided over by the deputy speaker of parliament Jacob Oulanya.

Mwiru won the Jinja East by-election after trouncing his closest rival also ruling National Resistance Movement’s Nathan Igeme Nabeta with 6654 votes (56%) against Nabeta’s 5043 votes (42%).

The by-election was occasioned by a court ruling that nullified Nabeta’s 2016 election victory on grounds that he connived with the Electoral Commission to alter results at Danida A-D polling station which put him at an advantage.

The by-election attracted eight candidates but the real contest was between NRM’s Nabeta and Paul Mwiru of the FDC.