EXPRESS VS SC VILLA: Steven Bengo On Cross-Kampala Rivalry

President Yoweri Museveni has today witnessed the swearing ceremony of his newly appointed Cabinet

The cabinet was approved by Parliament this week, sickness amidst contestation from especially members of the opposition, online about some “unqualified members.”

The blissful event which took place at State House in Entebbe was presided over by the Acting Chief Registrar Isaac Muwata.

The event also saw Justice Bart Katureebe swearing in as the new Chief Justice as well as his Deputy Stephen Kavuma, information pills whose appointment was contested by sections of the populace.

During the cabinet’s vetting and approval by the Parliamentary Appointments Committee, opposition members led by Leader of Opposition Hon Wafula Oguttu stormed out of the room, when Kavuma surfaced.

The boycott however had no impact on the quorum and the committee went ahead to approve him.

The swearing in officially seals a huge dent that has been haunting the country’s judiciary for about two years, ever since the former Chief Justice Benjamin Odoki’s term expired and his reappointment was blocked by court over age.

At the function, all the new cabinet members took the oath including Hon Jim Muhwezi [Information and guidance] and Dr Philemon Mateke [Regional Affairs], whose appointments raised mild public concern.


The old Ministers, who were switched to other ministries, only shook hands with the President.

Speaking at the event, President Yoweri Museveni urged especially the new heads of the Judiciary, to put much emphasis on fighting crime in the country.

Justice Katureebe takes office but with a slightly divergent view from that of the President who for several years has campaigned for elimination of bail for capital offenders.

At the swearing in ceremony, the president reechoed the same message:

“We need to be more sensitive with the serious crimes which might harm our society. Anybody who kills a Ugandan must be dealt with by an investigating body; police and judicial officers.

He added that other issues of rape and terrorism ought to be equally handled seriously, ensuring their culprits face full justice, lack of which the society would be compelled to take the law in their hands.

Justice Katureebe on the other hand believes that scrapping bail would be tantamount to serious infringement on  people’s rights.
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Experienced midfielder Steven Bengo says he and his SC Villa teammates are psyched up for today’s Kampala Derby.

The two traditional giants faceoff at Wankulukuku Stadium in Kampala arguably the biggest game of the Uganda Premier League (UPL) second round yet.

With Villa coming into this fixture in second place on 40 points, a massive 12 ahead of seventh-placed Express, the Jogoos have surely earned their favourites tag.

“Everybody is ready,” he tells ChimpReports. “We are all set to go battle for our beloved Jogoo.”

Bengo adds: “It might be the Derby, but the approach is the same as for any other match because the Derby offers the same amount of points as any other match.

“For us, it’s to build on what we have been doing this year by continuing to collect points. On a personal note, I want to be on the score sheet again and help the team.”

The first round tie in Mityana ended 3-0 in favour of Villa after a boardroom decision. The said game had ended prematurely with Villa leading 2-1 at the time following crowd violence.

League authorities later deducted three points from Express and awarded Villa as many points and goals.

Elsewhere, Vipers could stretch their lead at the summit if they see off Soana while Alex Isabirye’s URA will hope to pick up all three points from Simba if they are to keep alive their faint hopes of silverware.

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