Uganda Starts Elite Women League

A Bukedde TV journalist has testified before Buganda Road Magistrates Court in a case in which former Old Kampala DPC Joram Mwesigye is accused of assault and other 2 counts of malicious damage of 2 video cameras and a trouser belonging to journalists.

In his testimony, information pills 24 year old Joseph Ssetimba told court that on the fateful day while covering a procession for the youth under the National Association of the Unemployed on January 12, the then Old Kampala DPC Joram Mwesigye driving a Toyota Mark II series swung into action dispersing some of the youths.

“He had a wire that he used while chasing the youths. However while chasing one of them across the road, Mwesigye slipped and fell over, before getting up in anger,” Ssetimba explained on Wednesday morning.

“He then started confronting journalists as he barked and demanded to know what and why they were filming. He then swung the wire that ripped my trouser and I fell down as I tried to run away.”

According to Ssetimba, it was at this time that the police officer got back to his car and drove towards Old Kampala Police station but as soon as he sped off, the youth reorganized themselves again and
started marching towards the city centre.

“The DPC came back along with 2 patrol cars full of policemen and they started chasing the youth who
run and hid in a nearby restaurant.”

Ssetimba explained that the chase yielded into the arrest of some youth who were later bundled into the back seat of the police officer’s Toyota Mark II series.

“He then retrieved a stick from the front seat of the car as he ordered us away stressing that what we had already covered was enough. At this time WBS journalist Andrew Lwanga was near him(Mwesigye) and he was hit on the head before falling down in pain,” the 24 year old
Bukedde TV journalist told court.


He further told court that it 2 other policemen helped lift Lwanga to the co-driver’s seat of the DPC’s car before it sped off to Old Kampala Police station.

“At Old Kampala, Lwanga was locked inside the station on Mwesigye’s orders. The DPC bragged that we were free to take him to court if we wanted.”

Ssetimba added that it wasn’t until Kampala South RPC James Ruhweza came in that the clobbered journalist was rushed to Mulago Hospital.

Buganda Road Grade One Magistrate Ssanyu Mukasa set February 18, 2015 as the next date for further hearing of the case.
Local football governing body, here Fufa has announced the start of inaugural Uganda’s Elite Women League in Mengo.

“I would like to thank the stakeholders for taking up this programme that will help developing the game of women football in the country. It is through this league that better national women teams will be selected at all levels, drugs ” Fufa excom member Madam Mariam Kaliga told ChimpSport.

The league a first in Africa will have eight (8) teams and kicks off on 21st February, 2015 with Western United Women, Kakira Women, Ajax Women , Kawempe Muslim, Buikwe She Red Stars, She Corporate, Eastern Heroes Women and Alleluyah 2008 Women FC participating.

The women Elite League comes shortly after the both the FIFA Com-Unity and Live Your Goals programmes were launched in Uganda last year. Both programs are aimed at taking women’s football to another level by the world soccer governing body FIFA.

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