By Najibu Mulema

Through a Christmas message, former State House Special Communications Assistant, Sarah Kagingo has expressed a bid to contest in the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) race come 2017.

Kagingo, stood in the previous 2012 polls but was not among the six picked by her ruling NRM party to represent Uganda; who included Margret Nantongo Zziwa, Dora Byamukama, Benard Mulengani, Mike Sebalu, NusuraTiperu, and Dan Kidega.

She is much remembered for having made president Yoweri Museveni famous on social media.

Born in 1978 in Ntungamo District, Kagingo’s political spirits were spurred in 1997 when she was elected the second Makerere University Guild President after Norah Njuba making her one of the few women to lead Makerere Guild.

Currently she runs Soft Power Digital Communications Company and also a consultant for Operation Wealth Creation.

She had earlier worked in various leadership positions in her school days, and also with Gen Salim Saleh’s Divinty Union Ltd as the P.R.O in 2000, before becoming his Special Duties Assistant in 2007. She later worked as Head of research at Akiba International, also owned by Gen Saleh.