Volleyball: Kenya, Rwanda Stumble in African Champs Opener

Respected politicians from Western and Eastern Uganda have thrown their weight behind presidential hopeful Rtd Maj Gen Mugisha Muntu, viagra 100mg saying he is the right man to engage President Museveni in the 2016 elections before decampaigning Dr Kizza Besigye’s unsuccessful mobilisation strategy.

Citing Muntu’s clean record, ampoule charisma and strong revolutionary spirit, pill the politicians and opinion leaders said he has proved that he is presidential material.

This was during Muntu’s consultative meeting with FDC delegates and other stakeholders from the districts of Ntungamo, Ibanda, Rubirizi, Isingiro, Bushenyi, Kiruhura and Mbarara at Catholic Social Centre in Mbarara on Wednesday.

Soroti Woman MP Angelina Osege urged delegates to support Muntu as their flag-bearer in the 2016 presidential elections for the good of the FDC party and the country.

“He is a principled man and a team player. In all our activities, Muntu always consults every time and again, even when he knows that you hate him he minds less and goes on to work closely with you,” said the lawmaker.

“Had it not been for Mugisha Muntu, we wouldn’t be having a party by now; and let your vote not stop from here but extend it to vote Muntu as the president of Republic of Uganda in 2016,” added Hon Osege.


She urged the people to vote a leader who is not “selfish” and means a lot to his people.


“We need a leader who unites people and in Iteso we’ve named him the Biblical Joshua who led Israelites from the land of slavery to the Promised Land in Canaan,” Hon Osege emphasised.

“I urge you to think about him now. He is like a woman who cares for a husband; try Muntu today and see a better Uganda,” she said.

Hon. Katuntu asked delegates to try Muntu in the primary elections to secure the country in the 2016 elections.

Katuntu also lashed at Dr Besigye, saying, “Being selfish is one of the worst mistakes for a politician. You can’t keep doing the same things expecting different results.”

The Bugweri lawmaker was responding to Besigye’s continued call for a mass people’s uprising against President Museveni’s government.

“If we don’t create party cohesion, build firm party structures, sober up and know our weaknesses and sort them out, then we are just playing around,” he added.

LR: Abdul Katuntu Maj. John Kazoora and Amanya Mushega at Muntu's consultative meeting in Mbarara on July 22
LR: Abdul Katuntu Maj. John Kazoora and Amanya Mushega at Muntu’s consultative meeting in Mbarara on July 22

Muntu has in recent years been credited for building FDC party structures right from the grassroots.

The recent successful elections for party leaders was seen as a result of a strong institution built from scratch by the former army commander, who also fought in the NRA guerilla struggle that ushered NRM into power in 1986.

Clash of strategies

While Besigye believes that people can be organized and rallied to rise up and topple the government, Muntu and his strategists maintain for any political organisation to take power, it must have a strong and solid base with running and effective structures right from the Local Council to the national level.

Katuntu urged all Ugandans to support Muntu as FDC flag-bearer during the 2016 general elections.

“Gen. Muntu is a son of Uganda. He is not a traitor but speaks for people and is a leader which the country has all along been waiting for to deliver a real change from the status quo,” he rallied the delegates.

“In the last general elections, 42 percent of eligible Ugandan voters did not vote either Besigye or Museveni, meaning they needed a third choice who is Muntu. So break the uncertainty and vote the savior into power,” added Katuntu as delegates cheered on.

Former Education Minister, Amanya Mushega urged Ugandans to elect a leader who will benefit their children when Museveni will no longer be in power.

“The earth is here and it is for our children. If you do the right thing, your children will benefit but if you make a bad choice, they will also be troubled,” Mushega warned.

FDC delegates in the meeting
FDC delegates in the meeting

Maj. John Kazoora asked Ugandans to vote wisely in the coming general elections.

“This is the time for you to decide and use your rights to save our country,” charged Maj. Kazoora.

On his part, Muntu urged party delegates to always conduct campaigns from the grassroot level to mobilize people and create a strong foundation for FDC party.

“African politics focus on people but I focus on institutions,” Muntu emphasised.
East African representatives at the 2015 Men’s volleyball African Nations Championship, check Kenya and Rwanda both suffered straight set losses in their group openers in the hands of North African giants Egypt and Morocco respectively.

Rwanda, who are grouped in pool B, started the game with high hopes leading their opponents 8-2 with star players Christophe Mukunzi and Ivan Nasbimana leading the attack.

Morocco re-grouped after the scare and went on to win the set 25-23.

The Moroccans went on to overwhelm their opponents with their excellent blockers who won 16 kill blocks compared to only 5 for East Africans and eventually claiming the second and third sets by 25-13 and 25-17.

Rwanda will face Mauritius later today in a ‘must-win’ game if they are to have any chance to get to the semis.

Egypt vs Kenya

The Kenyans started the game well but misfired towards the end of the first set with poor net defence failing to cope with Ahmed Salah’s spikes.

Salah was the top scorer with 12 points with Kenyan Philip Maiyo coming closely with 10 points.

The East Africans will next face Algeria later on Friday afternoon.

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