Afcon 2017 Q: Uganda’s Opponents Arrive

The Botswana team arrival at Entebbe Airport

Nakawa High Court has Thursday ordered the release of detained social media activist, try Robert Shaka, buy Chimp Corps report.

This followed a petition by Shaka’s lawyer, see Nicholas Opiyo, seeking a court directive to have the controversial activist released since he had spent 48 hours in detention.

Shaka is currently detained at Police’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) barracks at Kireka, Kampala on charges related to computer misuse and offending high ranking government officials.

“It is hereby ordered as follows:  The Applicant Shaka Robert detained at Special Investigations Division, Kireka, Kampala be unconditionally released,” directed Senior Principal Grade 1 Magistrate, Alex Mushabe Karocho, in the presence of Counsel Nicholas Opiyo for the applicant.

“The commandant and or his subordinated is/are hereby directed immediately to comply with this order,” he added.

According to the charge and caution statement administered, police points out two reasons for Shaka’s arrest; that using computers and other electronic devices, he issued offensive communications against the sovereign state of Uganda, brought it into hatred and contempt and accordingly committing the offence of promotion of sectarianism contrary to section 41 of the Penal Code Act.

To this effect, Opiyo said he found it “unreasonable that police are using an act that is currently challenged before the Supreme Court” to have his client detained.

“The second offence laid down is that using computers and other electronic devices, Shaka issued offensive communication against president Yoweri Museveni, Janet Museveni, Kale Kayihura, a one ‘Mbabazi’ and a one ‘Kelen’ thereby committing the offence of offensive communication contrary to section 25 of the Computer Misuse Act,” added Opiyo.

Shaka is today expected to appear at Nakawa High Court.
Several dozen Muslims in Kampala on Wednesday thronged Hotel Africana to witness the grand launch of Salam TV, help a local content TV channel on Startimes with a niche to the Moslem community in Uganda.

“Salam TV is an historic venture in the history of Uganda. We now have our very own religious Television channel to amplify on our cause as Moslems,” said sheik Nuhu Muzaata.

Christine Nagujja [R] welcomes Kampala Mayor Erias Lukwago at the launch

Christine Nagujja [R] welcomes Kampala Mayor Erias Lukwago at the launch

According to Christine Nagujja, StartTimes Public Relations Manager, in a consultative meeting with the joint religious council and other research carried out, there was a realized need to set up an exclusively Muslim oriented television channel to cater for the unique and vast needs of the Muslim population in Uganda.

“The venture between pay TV giant StartTimes will be airing on channel 118 and strictly dedicated to Muslim content,” Christine said.

Erias Lukwago chatting with Hon latif Ssebagala at the function

Erias Lukwago chatting with Hon latif Ssebagala at the function

She added that those who may not make it to the mosque on a Fridays, can still sit by their TV side and pray in their place of convenience as prayer programs will be relayed live from major mosques in and around the city.

“Unlike other channels that have been offering one or two hours of air space to Islamic related content, Salam TV will give 24hours of quality and informative information on Islamic culture, tradition while educating those that may have not been exposed to the culture.”

Mutabazi delivers the key note address

Mutabazi delivers the key note address

Geoffrey Mutabazi, the Executive Director of Uganda Communication Commission while speaking as guest honor at the launch, advised the proprietors to work towards rebuilding the image of Islam that has been tainted world over in relation to terrorism acts.

“Islam is known for preaching unity and peace world over but there are these groups of fundamentalists who are barely in all groups seeking to take advantage of every situation,” Mutabazi said.

AFCON 2017 Qualifier

Saturday 13th June, 2015

Uganda vs Botswana

Venue: Namboole Stadium

Gate Fee: 20, information pills 000/- (stands), price 50,000/-(VIP),120,000/- (VVIP)

The Zebras of Botswana have arrived in the country ready for their Afcon 2017 clash against Uganda Cranes. The team travelled with a total of 20 players and eight officials but without the head coach Peter Butler who is expected to join the team later on Thursday.

Among the big names included in the squad is Geoffrey Massa’s new teammate and midfielder Joel Mogorosi (Bloemfontein Celtic, South Africa),goalkeeper Kabelo Dambe and playmaker Mogakolodi Ngele (Platinum Stars, South Africa) and  former BidVest its and Atlético de Kolkata midfielder Ofentse Nato. The most notable miss in the contingent is Polokwane City goalkeeper Modiri Marumo.

Goal Keepers: Dambe Kabelo, Phoko Goitseone, Mwampule Masule

Defenders : Edwin Olerille, Sosome Tebogo, Tapiwa Gadibolae , Mosha Gaolaolwe, Obonye Moswate, Katlego Koobake, Obulle Nicenga

Midfielders: Kabelo Seakanyeng,Segolame Boy,Ofentse Nato, Mpho Kgaswane, Joel Mogorosi, Mogakolodi Ngele, Lopang Mosige

Strikers: Hendrick Moyo, Lebogang Ditsele, Omaatla Kebatho, Onkabetse Makgantai


Head of Delegation: Onkagetse Pusoentsi

Others: Benjamin Matheakgomo (Security Manager), Keseng Sentlabane (Physician), Ramontsho (Kit Manager) Mpho Bogopa (Physiotherapist),Joseph Maposa (Goal Keeper Trainer),Jannie (Welfare)


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