Fufa Fines Vipers for Shunning Cranes Call-up, Warns Clubs

The Kisoro Resident District Commissioner Pulkeria Muhindo Mwiine has banned all philanthropic and goodwill activities of self-acclaimed King Augustine Caesar Mulenga of the infamous Mulenga Development Kingdom.

In a letter penned on 26th September 2015 to Mulenga, online the RDC stressed that owing to the ongoing electioneering, for sale no fundraising or similar functions would be permitted in the area.

The Affluent King Mulenga is famous for making large contributions during fundraisings especially on religious functions, order which politicians often take advantage of.

“I wish to commend the development activities you are doing in Kisoro. But bearing in mind the current campaigns by the NRM candidates; all forms of fundraisings were stopped by the NRM secretariat,” Reads the letter by RDC Muhindo.

Muhindo says that Mulenga has to wait after the elections to deliver the items that he had promised to some institutions like churches, mosques and communities.

This she said was meant to done to avoid confusing voters that some of the handouts were by some of the political contestants.

Mulenga’s pseudo Kingdom has lately come under attack from the church, government and Police on moral, cultural and legal grounds.

Both the Minister of Social Development and the Inspector of General of Police have warned him to cease referring to himself as a King.
The Fufa disciplinary committee has passed a verdict on the case involving four Vipers SC players who purportedly shunned Uganda Cranes call up for the Kitara region tour.  According to the committee’s findings, there the players were not aware of the national call.


“The Committee finds the players were not informed of the summons to the National team and it would not be appropriate to invoke the sanctions provided for in Article 39 of the FUFA Regulations on the status an transfer of players’, website ” the verdict read in part.

Vipers SC has taken responsibility for the four players who include; Ismael Watenga, James Alitho, Deus Bukenya and Keziron Kizito thereby apologizing through the club’s branding and marketing officer Vincent Sajjabi. The club is therefore required to pay Ushs.300, 000 fine.

“Vipers SC represented by Vincent Sajjabi admitted that they were at fault for not informing the players despite receiving communication from FUFA inviting the players  for National team duty.In the event of this admission, the FUFA  Disciplinary Committee finds Vipers SC in contravention of Article 37(1) for failing to inform the players,” the statement summed.

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