Adupa, Zawedde Headed for China Woodball Open Championship

Zawedde poses with a plague in last year China open

Kyadondo East MP Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda has been charged with disobeying lawful orders at Nakawa Chief Magistrate’s Court in Kampala.

Prosecution submitted Thursday afternoon that Ssemujju defied orders by RPC Siraje Bakaleke to stay home under preventive arrest which the state said is contrary to Section 117 of the Penal Code Act.

Ssemujju, clinic dosage through his lawyer Erias Lukwago, there denied the charge.

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The lawmaker was arrested today from Kireka on grounds that he intended to participate in unauthorised political assemblies.

Ssemujju on Monday announced FDC’s plans to hold rallies in Kampala and Eastern Uganda as part of a wider party mobilisation strategy ahead of the 2016 elections.

Police insist the rallies are illegal as long as organisers do not liaise with the law enforcement body in preparations.

The Electoral Commission also maintains that campaign rallies must wait until the nomination of candidates in the 2016 polls.

Pleading for bail, medical Lukwago said Ssemujju is an “Honourable Member of Parliament and FDC spokesperson which shows he is a responsible citizen.”

Lukwago further told court that his client has been subjected to “inhuman arrest by police” that left his family traumatised.

Ssemujju in the dock at Nakawa Chief Magistrate's Court

Ssemujju in the dock at Nakawa Chief Magistrate’s Court

The ousted Kampala Mayor went further to argue that Lukwago deserves immediate medical attention after being arrested from his residence in Wakiso before being driven at break-neck speech to Nagalama then later Kira Road Police Stations and finally court.

Lukwago said Ssemujju needed to visit his physician and a remand in jail would aggravate his currently worrying health status.

Clad in suit and blue tie, Ssemujju was clam throughout the court session.

He presented three sureties for bail which was granted despite prosecution’s objection.

State had argued that releasing the suspect would jeopardise ongoing investigations into the matter.

Ssemujju proved having a fixed place of abode before paying Shs 500,000 cash for bail.

The Chief Magistrate is Flavia Nasuuna ruled that failure to honour bail conditions would see the sureties pay a fine of Shs 1m each.

The MP returns to court on October 18 for hearing of the case.
Uganda woodball international duo of Lilian Zawedde and Joel Adupa have left to China to participate in the 2015  China Open International Woodball Championship which takes place from Friday 15thSunday 18th October 2015 at Sanya (Hainan Island).

The two are for Ndejje University woodball team who are also their trip sponsors alongside Uganda Woodball Federation.

They return to Sanya which is ranked the most beautiful coastal city in China, approved with a top of the world Woodball venue where the 6th World Cup Woodball Championship was held last year.

The duo were part of the ladies and men teams that finished 5th and 8th respectively in the last edition of China Open.

Both head for the championships with high hopes of bettering their performance on international stage after bagging several medals in the just concluded 7th Coral Coatings – Uganda Woodball Open 2015 where Zawedde won a Gold, and Silver and a Bronze while Adupa scooped one Silver and one bronze.

She will be playing in her fourth International competition this year after competing in Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia while Adupa returns to the international scene for the first time since winning a bronze 4th World University Woodball Championship held in Malaysia last year.

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