Fort Portal Police Arrests Demonstrating Footballers

Rita Ronah Ninsiima the Kabale Woman Member of Parliament has accused international elections observers of skipping rural polling stations and focusing only on urban areas while compiling their reports.

The legislator stated over the weekend that such electoral observers have tended to make misinformed deductions that Uganda’s elections are ‘generally peaceful, sildenafil free and fair’ because they don’t take the trouble of visiting the rural areas where real election violence, order malpractices and an array of other electoral crimes are concentrated

She made the remarks on Friday at the launch of the citizen election observer’s network –Uganda (CEON-U) for Kigezi sub region that was held at mother’s Union hall in Kabale municipality.

According to the European Union’s final report on Uganda’s 2011 general elections, nurse while the electoral process was marred by avoidable administrative and logistical failures which led to an unacceptable number of Ugandan citizens being disenfranchised; the electoral campaign and polling day were characterized as ‘generally conducted in a peaceful manner’

Speaking at the event, Dr Pius Ruhemurana the Mayor Kabale Municipality said that more civic education is needed as the elections have now been largely commercialized.

Those that pay a lot of money, he said, are the ones that are voted in to offices.

Dr Ruhemurana also said that there is confusion among the electorate when people, after losing don’t want to accept defeat, but choose to stand as independents; saying that people need to accept defeat.


Nine members of the Kabarole Footballers Association (KFA) have been arrested and detained at Fort Portal police station for staging an unlawful demonstration over the poor state of Buhinga playground.

The protesters accused the municipal and Kabarole district officials of failure to include the construction of Buhinga play ground in their campaigning manifestos for the 2016 general elections.

Deco Kenneth, price the Association chairman explains that Buhinga playground is bushy, tadalafil rugged and water logged in the rainy season.

He said as KFA members, they have written several letters and talked to the LC3 chairpersons, district and municipality councilors, all members of parliament from Kabarole and district leaders seeking their
intervention to renovate the stadium but without success.

On Monday morning the footballers stormed the streets of Fort Portal, describing the district leaders and members of parliament as incompetent.

Joined by some of their fans at the Bundibugyo – Kasese roundabout, the players stated that they were disappointed by the leaders.

Upon learning about the demonstration, police commanded by District Police Commander Mr. Musa Tibaikarana swung into action and arrested the demonstrators. They beat up Deco Kenneth and some his colleagues who attempted to resist the arrest.

Bakari Muga Bashir the Rwenzori Police spokesperson said nine suspects were detained at police for staging what he termed as an unlawful demonstration.

He said they participated in the demonstration without permission from the police which is against the

Bakari identified the suspects as Deco Kenneth Araali the ringer leader and presenter with VOT FM, Mugume Jacob, Kabanyonga Janet, Clovice Sanyu, Rashid Abdul; Musinguzi Julius among others who face charges of holding illegal assembly because police had not been informed about the demo.


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