Trailing Kiiza Besigye: Day Two (Kalungu District)

Day starts at 9:30am as we depart Masaka town for Kalungu.

For a fact, the outcome of the 2011 elections have an effect on the young too

For a fact, the outcome of the 2011 elections have an effect on the young too

Masaka has been our camp for the Southern tour of Kiiza Besigye’s campaign. It was probably one of the most exciting. Exciting in a way that the team of journalists, about 12 of us traveling in a Toyota hilux made fun of almost everything there is to make fun of.

Kiiza Besigye talks to a patient at Villa Maria Hospital in Kalungu

Kiiza Besigye talks to a patient at Villa Maria Hospital in Kalungu

Dried fish is seen hanging on a stall in a village in Kalungu district

Dried fish is seen hanging on a stall in a village in Kalungu district

The culprit being Daily Monitor’s photojournalist Joseph Kiggundu. With a mixture of laughter and relaxedness in the camp, we toured the most rural areas of Kalungu district , originally part of Masaka district at ease.

Little curious boy in Kalungu town

Little curious boy in Kalungu town

A mother attends a Besigye rally in Lukaya town

A mother attends a Besigye rally in Lukaya town

Our first stop was at a trading centre just outside of Masaka.

Then we got onto the marrum road that took as to Villa Maria Hospital. Looking calm, composed but with a sympathetic face, Kiiza Besigye talked to each and every sick woman in the ward we visited. We spent about 45 minutes here.

A reflection of Kiiza Besigye campaigning in a village in Kalungu district

A reflection of Kiiza Besigye campaigning in a village in Kalungu district

Kiiza Besigye stresses his points on the second day of his campaigns

Kiiza Besigye stresses his points on the second day of his campaigns

We then climbed hills, rolled down valleys trying to comb every village there is in Kalungu. Along the way, it was common to find supporters sit in the middle of the road demanding that Besigye’s convoy of about 10 cars stop and talk to them. Most of the time; actually all the time, we complied.

A boy chews sugar cane at a Besigye rally in Kalungu district

A boy chews sugar cane at a Besigye rally in Kalungu district

As deadlines closed in, this journalist took off a few minutes to file a story in a barbershop as Besigye spoke: Kalungu town

As the deadlines closed in, this journalist took off a few minutes to file a story in a barbershop as Besigye spoke: Kalungu town

Photography-wise, the weather was perfect. Not too cloudy with a very soft sky. It turned out to be a mug shot day too .

People from different villages converged at their respective trading centres to listen to Kiiza Besigye

People from different villages converged at their respective trading centres to listen to Kiiza Besigye

Kiiza Besigye was not disappointed with the turn up in Lukaya for his campaign

Kiiza Besigye was not disappointed with the turn up in Lukaya for his campaign

I did compositions of women and children which was quite exciting .I got some spectacular ones too .Compositions of little towns and just about everything worth taking was exciting too.

Could he be the right man for us?

Could he be the right man for us?

Our day ended in Lukaya, a few kilometers away from Masaka town.

8 thoughts on “Trailing Kiiza Besigye: Day Two (Kalungu District)

  1. Wow! Wow! Wow! The pics are very talkative…the rally in a mirror, the rushing feet, the looks of worry on the faces, the chat with a patient….Wow! Nigga ur good!!!

  2. movement government at this time is still the best compared to those past ones and besigye one. the thing is the country is progressing compared. long ling mr. museveni you brought peace in the region of Africa as a whole you’re a role model.

  3. Resty, there you have it. That’s the importance of freedom of expression.I will do my part as a photojournalist and the rest is up to you the viewers. Am glad we can have another perspective to this campaigns. Thank you for speaking your mind. And my the best candidate come out top

  4. Besigye did well to visit patients at Villa Maria. These are fellow citizens who would never know if he did not have a chance to go around looking for votes. Museveni need to be congratulated for a job well done and the private public partnership that have seen many poor people access care at Villa Maria which could have been impossible with other regimes.

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