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EA Inter-Parliamentary Games: Uganda Gets Dethroned, Coveted Trophy Heads to Arusha

President Yoweri Museveni has said the Kenyan Vice President William Ruto did not campaign for him in Eastern Uganda as has been depicted by various media houses.

Museveni stated in a televised interview on Saturday that by no means would he need any person, doctor http://dejanmilutinovic.com/wp-includes/class-wp-http-ixr-client.php much less from outside the country to help him convince Ugandans to vote for him.

At the start of the week, viagra approved http://conceive.ca/wp-content/cache/wp-cache-1722d696f30ebddde525879370e94086.php the Kenyan VP joined President Museveni at a rally at the Booma grounds in Kapchorwa where he reminded the locals how the NRM government has transformed the area from civil strife to a peaceful and steadily progressive one.

“I congratulate President Museveni for bringing peace to this area which has never been seen in the past,” said Ruto who had earlier vowed not to campaign for Museveni, noting that he has enough experience to do so by himself.

“Because of this stability brought by the NRM, you now live in peace. Young people must be at the forefront to vote for leadership that will guarantee peace and stability.”

Museveni while speaking to NBS television at State House in Entebbe today dismissed this as being tantamount to a political campaign.

“Mr Ruto was not campaigning for me. You know that I don’t need anybody to campaign for me. I am mobile; I move ready with my mouth and my head.”

Museveni stated that Ruto, was in fact here to learn from him and the NRM government.


“First of all these are young politicians. In 2011 Ruto came to attend our [NRM] conference; to see what we were doing. I am told that when he came he benefitted from some of the things we were saying. Exchanging experiences doesn’t mean he is campaigning for me.”

Museveni further argued that Mr Ruto, who he has fervently defended against the International Criminal Court on Crimes against Humanity charges; came to Uganda to see his tribes mates in Kapchorwa.

“In my pan African sensitization I am very happy for the Kalengin of Kenya to come see their relatives here. I don’t agree with the Berlin Conference [which demarcated African nations]. I am surprised that your social media is angry that we tried to show the oneness of African people,” reiterated the President.

He added, “When I go to Tanzania I can address public rallies in Runyankole up to Mwanza. I can also address a rally Runyakole in the DRC up to Bunia. Why would anybody be unhappy that that Tanzanians have brothers in Uganda?”

The Kenyan Vice President’s visit to the country immediately sparked anger from the opposition side, who accused him of meddling in Uganda’s politics.

“I think everyone can now see that Mr Museveni is really desperate. I saw he had called for help from Kenya, the Kenyan Vice (deputy) president came to try and support him from falling down. No support is good enough to take back the roots where they were in the ground. That work is done,” said FDC’s presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye.

But Museveni dismissed these accusations, stating that even if Ruto was on the Kenyan opposition side, he would not stop him from coming to Uganda to see his people.

Meanwhile, the President briefly commented on the progress of the newly elected Tanzanian President John Pombe Mgufuli whose cost cutting policies have taken the continent by storm.

Museveni however, summed up the neighboring colleague’s actions as ‘symbolism’

“It’s good that Magufuli has got that approach. That is symbolism. I see him doing push-ups to show people that he is strong. I wish him good luck,” said Museveni.

Finally, information pills EALA are champs of the Inter-Parliamentary Football tournament.  The Regional Assembly late Thursday put to a halt, visit http://compraresenzaricettaonline.com/wp-admin/includes/ms-admin-filters.php Parliament of Uganda’s dominance in soccer, generic http://demamore.com/wp-includes/ms-blogs.php beating them 4-3 on penalties.

The regular time score ended 1-1.   EALA took the lead through their striker who picked a loose ball from Wycliff Ketto to latch the ball past Goalie Dan Ssekide, sending the crowd in to a frenzy.

Part of the Parliament of Rwanda players lift up their coach moments after beating Parliament of Kenya 2sets to 0 in the finals at the Petite Stade, Amahoro
Part of the Parliament of Rwanda players lift up their coach moments after beating Parliament of Kenya 2sets to 0 in the finals at the Petite Stade, Amahoro

The match started on a high note with EALA dominating the play.

Hon Martin Ngoga and Hon Taslima Twaha controlled the midfield in the earlier stages  of the match.

EALA Speaker, Rt. Hon Daniel Kidega could have put the victors ahead in the 17th minute but he shot wide with the Parliament of Rwanda Goalkeeper, Bosabose Emile beaten.

Parliament of Uganda then settled and began making inroads into the EALA defence line marshalled by Peter Asiimwe and Hon Straton Ndikuryayo.

Captain Hon Patrick Nsanja missed a sitter after receiving a pass from striker Hon Nsereko Muhammad mid-way as the match progressed.

In the second half, Parliament of Uganda came back a more rejuvenated side following Coach, Tom Lwanga’s pep talk to his charges.

Hon Otto Odonga collected the ball from the midfield and beat two defenders to set a through pass to Hon Nsanja Patrick who slotted home the equalizer.

The match went into extra-time but ended in a draw resulting in a penalty.  EALA Goalkeeper saved a crucial penalty taken by Hon Muhammad Nsereko as the match ended 4-3 in their favour.

Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, Rt. Hon Mukabalisa Donatile  (third from left)presents the volleyball trophy to members of the Parliament of Rwanda team
Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, Rt. Hon Mukabalisa Donatile (third from left)presents the volleyball trophy to members of the Parliament of Rwanda team

Dan Ssekide, Edward Mubiru and Hon Nsanja Patrick scored the spot kicks. Hon Gatabazi JMV won the Most Valuable Player’s award after having tied with EALA striker Wycliff Ketto.

The rules governing soccer provide that where a Member of Parliament ties with a staff, then the former shall be accorded the prize.

The golden boot (top scorer) went to Hon Patrick Nsanja of Uganda while Parliament of Kenya won the most disciplined team.

Earlier on Parliament of Rwanda scooped position three after beating Parliament of Kenya 4-2 in penalties after a match that ended in a barren draw.  It was yet another day when Parliament of Kenya’s strikers failed to find the back of the net.  Scorers for the Parliament of Rwanda were Nshimiyimana Ernest, Habimana Augustin, Ngoboka Eric and Ndagijimana Eric.

Senator Isaac Melly and Jorum Baraza scored for Parliament of Kenya while Hon Peter Kaluma and Jillo Yezeli shot wide.Parliament of Kenya also bagged the volleyball men’s tournament, athletics men and the overall trophy in athletics.

In women’s volleyball, Parliament of Rwanda were declared winners beating Parliament of Kenya by 2 sets to 0 (25-20) and 25-16.

Parliament of Uganda were declared the champs of the 2015 netball tournament.  Parliament of Uganda beat Parliament of Kenya 45-9.

Leading goal shooter, Hon Susan Netasiire won the golden hand after amassing 79 points while Hon Winifred Kiiza was declared the Most Valuable Player.

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