A Ugandan, MaureenMwagale has been elected with a huge margin to represent Tilgate, Crawley town, in England as a councilor on Conservative Party ticket.
Mwagale, obtained 741 votes (51.7 %), beating her closest competitor Kiran Khan of the Labour Party who garnered 396 votes (31%). Liberal Democrats’ candidate Angharad Old came a distant third with 82 votes in the elections held Thursday.
1294 were the total number of votes cast for candidates out of the 4455 electorates. 11 votes were rejected.
According to sources in the UK, the race between Mwagale and Khan had been a close one previously, but the results expressed a completely different scenario.
Mwagale, an alumnus of Namasagali College, also calls her self Nyakiru, a Karamajong name she obtained from her charity works in the region.
Mwagale is the founder of Kaana charity organization, which works with Karamajong women and children living with mums in Prisons. Kaana is also a charity that stops babies from being used in begging on the streets of Kampala.