Ssentongo Strikes to Set Up South African Clash

Residents of Kabale Municipality are protesting construction of Cement and lime factory close to residential areas of Kitumba in the out skirts of Kabale town, this web owned by one of the Indian investors in the district.

Led by Leopold Twesigye the Kigongi ward councilor, dosage the residents have penned a letter to the National Environmental Management Authority [NEMA] seeking that the factory is shifted immediately to another location.

Leopold twesigye the lead petitioner
Leopold twesigye the lead petitioner

The plant proprietor only identified as Niresh also owns other factories manufacturing plastic materials and match boxes.

Reports indicate that hundreds of workers employed in the factories are poorly remunerated and work under difficult conditions. Some of them have reportedly developed respiratory illnesses.

Interestingly, page more factories are coming up around this area including one that makes spirits,

When the Kabale district environment officer, Joseph Tushabe Murangira was contacted, he said that the investor has never carried out an environment impact assessment and that the district was not aware of the construction.





The Court Martial sitting at Rwenzori Square in Kasese last Friday set free 29 out of 53 suspects who have been in detention accused of participating in the 5th July 2014 Rwenzori attacks.

The attack on government institutions by the suspected Rwenzururu youths in three districts of Ntoroko, pill Bundibugyo and Kasese left 90 people dead and scores were arrested and caged at Katojo prison in
Fort Portal.

The suspects were released on Friday after the state attorney Maj. Fredrick Kagoma read a verbal application he got from the UPDF on Thursday, approved  seeking for release of the 29 suspects on grounds that they had no attached evidence that they participated in the massive killings that happened at the weigh bridge in Kasese town.

Prosecution honored the application on grounds that no clear evidence had been tabled before the court pinning the 29.

Court Martial chairman, visit this site Maj.Gen Levi Karahanga granted the release of the suspects quoting Section 134 regulation 80 of the UPDF rules and procedures.

He added that the prosecution could still drop the entire charges on the 53 accused. The Chairman however, noted that the freed were not entirely free and that in accordance Section 207 of the UPDF Act, if more evidence was found, these could still be rearrested.

Among others, the released included, Noah Nzangha the former Obusinga Bwa Rwenzururu Prime Minister, Joshua Baluku the kingdom spokesperson, Godfery Bwambale, Joseph Masereka, Nelson Baluku, Josephat Masereka and Jockim Baluku.

The remaining 27 suspects and others at large are still accused of murder and attempted murder in the case Number GCM 036/2014.

Speaking after their release, the former Obusinga Bwa Rwenzururu Premier said they were grateful that finally truth had been told about their innocence.

However, the defense counsel Godfrey Sibendire vowed to fight on until the remaining others are released as well.


CAF Confederation Cup 2nd leg

ASSM Elgeco Plus (0) Vs (1) URA FC

Final Agg. URA FC (4) V (2) ASSM Elgeco Plus

Robert Ssentongo’s lonely strike on Saturday earned Uganda Revenue Authority FC victory Madagascar’s ASSM Elgeco Plus 1-0 on Saturday to set up a clash with South Africa’s Orlando Pirates in the first round of the Caf Confederations Cup.

Already the Ugandan side look set to make more statements on the continent like never before getting fatalistic about the South African prospect Kaizer Chiefs in a fortnight. Towards the end of the game, this web with the Madagascans going forward, sale veteran striker Ssentongo who had scored in the 4th minute was sworn a red card but however, Alex Isabirye’s unit held firm to progress.

Interestingly URA FC only traveled with 15 players who were able to do the job. The regiening Uganda Cup champions stopped the Madagascar team 3-2 in the first leg with Robert Ssentongo netting a brace, while Frank Kalanda scored the winning goal. Isabirye, a former Cranes attacking midfielder admitted that although playing at the Municipal Stadium of Mahamasina could also prove a problem for them, his players remain focused.

URA’s Starting Line-up: 28.Bwete Brian (GK),13.Sekitto Sam, 17.Massa Simeon(C), 15.Munaaba Allan 5.Senkoomi Sam 21.Deo Othieno, 6.Agaba Oscar, 8Kyeyune Saidi, 10.Feni Ali Mohamoud, 9.Sentongo Robert and 16.Mugerwa Yasser

Subs: 29.Luyima Sulait, 14.Nkugwa Elkanah, 12.Kasibante James, 7. Kalanda Frank


In-Nkugwa Elkanah, Out-Saidi Kyeyune

In-Kasibante James, Out-Sekitto Samuel

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