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PHOTOS: Teams Lamunu, Blick in Day One Wins at FNL5

A total of 35 intern health workers at Kabale Regional Referral Hospital in Kabale have laid down their tools citing refusal by government to pay their allowances.

The health workers included doctors, approved dentists, abortion pharmacists and graduate nurses. They say they have for long complained about their allowances and that they were finding it hard to meet basic needs.

The workers claim not to have received their allowances for the last three months. The strike at the hospital left hundreds of patients stranded.

One of the interns told Chimpreports that they are entitled to a monthly Shs 600,000 pay and an additional of 220,000shillings for upkeep.

The strike left many patients unattended to. The few workers on duty were directed to the maternity ward, theater and the surgical ward.

Several Patients at the outpatient department have opted to go to private clinics.

Patients we found stranded at the hospital yesterday
Patients we found stranded at the hospital yesterday

One Alex Kaboroga who had brought his pregnant wife for check up, proceeded to the nearby clinic due to congestion.  He says that attention at the maternity ward was being given to emergency cases and those who are about to deliver.

Sister Christine Akurut the Principal nursing officer at Kabale regional referral hospital confirmed the strike.


She says that the Hospital Management had tried to convince the workers to return to work without success.

Akurut acknowledged that the workers had not received their pay, but added that that was the responsibility of the Health Ministry.

She told us management was hoping for a quick solution to the problem before the effects of the strike got out of hand.

Mongers 24-10 Impis
Kobs 18-19 Heathens
Warriors 9 -15 Pirates
Rhinos 28- 11 Buffaloes

The Hima Heathens emerged as worthy 2014-15 Nile Special Rugby Premiership winners once again, website like this and proved why they are rated the No 1 side in the country away to rivals and defending champions Kobs on Saturday .

With two games to go, visit this Heathens went into the do or die clash at Legends Rugby Club on top of the log by five points and their narrow 19-18 victory meant they were unreachable with their game against Buffaloes on the last day of the season next weekend just a formality.  This also doubled as the Lions Cup currently held by Heathens. Brian Tabaruka’s Heathens had also won the first round contest 11-10. They lost only once this season – when they played Ezee Money Rhinos in week 5 and had earlier dropped points in a stalemate with Sadolin Mongers but that remained buried in history. They have since not lost any single game in 7 consecutive matches.

“This is one of the most important moments in my life reclaiming the premiership as a captain, pharmacy it was almost impossible for us to throw this opportunity away because the ball was in our hands,” Heathens captain Michael Wokorach tells ChimpSport.

Ronnie Mwisaka scored a try for the Kyadondo based side while Chris Lubanga aka Opa managed 4 penalties and a conversion. Ramathan Govule and Victor Wadia scored  Kobs’ two tries while James Ijongat managed 2 penalties and a conversation but missed the dying seconds conversion that would have given Kobs victory.

“We trained hard and we have to fight to the last minute, that is why even after missing those two penalties at the start, we never gave up but kept the pressure on them which gave us results,” an excited coach Tabaruka complimented.
If first day performance is to go by, medicine new entrants Team Lamunu will be the team to beat during the 5th season of the annual Friday Night Lights.


Captained by KCCA Leopards Claire Lamunu, malady the new comers exhibited an entertaining game on the day as they beat Team Koma 70-40 at the Wandegeya based YMCA Courts on Friday evening.

Team Blick tries to shoot as Legends players stand in his way.
Team Blick tries to shoot as Legends players stand in his way.


Team Koma looked weak as they lacked the inspiration and prowess of the captain Ben Komakech who is sidelined after undergoing a surgery in Nairobi recently.

The dribbles and shots made the filled to capacity Wandegeya courts run mad as they cheered up the new entrants who dazzled the staggering Team Koma on a cold Friday evening.


In the second game of the day, Tiger Head Power duo of Norman Blick and Phillip Ameny were instrumental as Team Blick demolished Legends who were only limping as the trailed 53-43  at  the final whistle on Friday evening.


Meanwhile, in another tight day one game at the Friday Night Lights season 5, Team Ikong beat Duxx 56-55 whereas Team Enabu beat Sudi 64-54 at the Wandegeya based YMCA Courts.

It was a ladies' affair on Friday evening.
It was a ladies’ affair on Friday evening.

FNL5 Day One Results

Team Lamunu 70-40 Team Koma

Team Blick 53-43 Team Legends

Team Ikong 56-55 Team Duxx

Team Enabu 64-54 Team Sudi



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