AUPL: Kigonya, Bongole Deny URA Maximum Points

Uganda People’s Defense Forces and the Uganda Police Force have agreed to farther their partnership in a bid to deliver a peaceful 2016 general election.

The two security bodies together with the Uganda Prisons which together make up the Joint Security Forces announced today that they would be working hand in hand through the election period.

While addressing press at the Media Center on Saturday, viagra 100mg the UPDF Chief of Defense Forces Gen Edward Katumba Wamala stated that the forces are permitted by law to work hand in hand when need arises.

He noted that the decision for them to partner in the coming elections was inspired by last month’s Papal visit in which through working together, they were able to secure event to the end without any serious incident.

Politicians on majorly on the opposition side have severally contested the idea of the UPDF taking part in the election exercise, noting that this only plays to the advantage of the ruling NRM party.

The alienation of the UPDF from elections was entailed in the set of electoral reforms sought by the politicians and civil society; which were however thrown out by Parliament.

Meanwhile, the CDF allayed fears that army’s involvement would contribute to insecurity and election malpractice, emphasizing the commitment of the forces to peace and stability.

Katumba gave an example of the militia groups which a few months ago were formed to actively take part in next year’s elections, only to be disbanded by the security forces.


“Those who were involved in illegal training of youths were promptly warned and required to stop any such training. To our knowledge, no such other training has been conducted since their disbandment,” he said.

“Today we want to announce that since the campaigns started around mid-last month over 350 rallies have been addressed by all candidates combined. We would like to note that most of these rallies, if not all have been conducted peacefully”

Anthony Bongole struck on the 73rd minute to ensure Bright Stars picked one crucial point from URA FC on Saturday afternoon in a highly physical match played at the Mekhta stadium in Lugazi.

URA FC has taken an early in the 22nd minute when the usual suspect Robert Ssentongo scored from the spot following a rough challenge on Elkanah Nkugwa from inside the box.

Kigonya vs Ssentongo 
Mathias Kigonya proved why he is a national team material, ed pulling a rare save to stop Ssentongo in a one-on-one situation just when the game was only ten minutes old.

The centre of action remained between the Kobs keeper and the 2014/15 top scorer. Kigonya came to the Stars’ rescue again in the 44th minute blocking another powerful missile from the URA striker from close range after he had beaten Joseph Nsubuga and Hakim Mugerwa.

Three minutes after the interval, what is ed Akram Kakembo failed to clear a loose ball allowing Ssentongo to get it but his loop failed yet again with another ‘magical’ save from Kigonya.

In the other game, Lweza fc and Maroons played to a barren draw in a muddy Wankulukuku stadium following heavy downpour earlier on.

URA FC moves to ninth place with fourteen points while Bright Stars stalls on the 12th place.

URA FC: Sulait Luyima Simeone Massa, Allan Munaaba, Jimmy Kulaba, Richard Kasagga, Oscar Agaba, Derrick Tekko, Ali Feni (78′ Peter Lwassa), Robert Ssentongo, Frank Kalanda (58′ Cleo Setuka), Elkanah Nkugwa (65′ Yayo Lutimba)

B. Stars: Mathias Kigonya, Joseph Nsubuga, Hakim Mugerwa, Ali Mbogo, Akram Kakembo, Bernard Muwanga*injured (64′ Joshun Kawadwa), Joshun Kawadwa, Anthony Bongole, Jimmy Kakooza, Joshua Kawabwa(45′ Martin Kivumbi), Jimmy Kibirige, Baker Lukooya (84′ Gerald Bagoole).

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