‘Free’ Sserunkuma Denies Gor Mahia Move

Sserunkuma in a past training session for Cranes

The military police on Sunday decisively smashed the opposition FDC mobilisation meeting, order leading to the arrest of the party’s mobilisers.

At around 5:00pm, trucks of military police personnel cordoned off Comprehensive Hotel in Nateete, Lubaga Division, Kampala where FDC leaders were conducting a grassroots structure meeting.

According to FDC Women League boss, Ingrid Turinawe, “All Lubaga FDC members who were attending the meeting were arrested.”

She further stated that, “Five police trucks have taken them to Katwe police.”

This is the first time in recent weeks that the military is coming in to reinforce police crackdown on opposition activities which the state says are disruptive.

The opposition claim they are mobilising people to increase pressure on government to implement the proposed electoral reforms with the view of delivering free and fair elections.

But government insists the political assemblies are aimed at cultivating ground for anarchy ahead of the 2016 general elections.

Military police at Comprehensive Hotel in Nateete

Military police at Comprehensive Hotel in Nateete

The Lubaga incident has fuelled speculation that the army could take a leading role in managing security as the country prepares for polls.

The Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) of the Uganda Army, General Edward Katumba Wamala last week warned opposition politicians against rhetoric that could destabilise the country, saying they face severe consequences.

“Right now the politicians have started their usual politicking. We have said it is okay. You go on with those issues of your politics; talk about them but one thing that you should not tamper with is to disturb peace and security,” warned Gen Katumba.

“That you should not touch (security). Do not touch that. You can insult yourselves but do not tamper with peace and issues of the UPDF in your matters of politicking,” he told UPDF soldiers in the seaport town of Barawe which is 220 kilometres south of the capital Mogadishu.

Katumba was visiting the troops in the war-torn country.

Opposition strongman, Dr Kizza Besigye on Sunday said they would continue to fight until President Museveni’s government crumbles to allow the birth of what he called “popular institutions that serve the common good.”
Exiled commander of the rebel group People’s Redemption Army (PRA) Col Samson Mande has lost his brother in a fatal motor accident.

Capt James Katabazi, price commonly known as Kekibira died together with his wife Paulina Kamazooba along Kampala-Masaka road, information pills according to Mr Mande, currently in Sweden.

“It’s very hard to believe that my brother Captain James Katabazi and his wife, my sister in law Paulina Kamazooba Katabazi have left us,” grieved Col Mande on Sunday evening.

By press time, the deceased bodies were still at Masaka Hospital for postmortem.

Capt. Katabazi was one of 22 former rebels under the PRA that were arrested and jailed in Luzira for attempting to overthrow government in 2004.

Katabazi who had served in the revolutionary NRA since 1981 with army number No.RA285, had later in the 1990s severed ties with the regime, before he joined Col Kizza Besigye’s Reform Agenda.

After the 2001 election that Besigye lost to incumbent President Yoweri Museveni, Capt. Katabazi fled to Rwanda where he joined his brother Samson Mande’s rebel group PRA.

He was arrested months later and paraded before the Kampala High Court, with 21 others and they were sent to Luzira on treason charges.

He was however later in 2007 handed amnesty by the UPDF and released from jail together with two others George Owakukiroru Tumwesigye and Peter Atwongyeire.

Ugandan striker, page Dan Sserunkuma, has come out to deny earlier reports that he had re-joined Kenya premier league champions Gor Mahia Fc.

Gor Mahia officials announced last month that they had captured the striker’s signature on a short term basis of about six months.

“I have not signed for any club yet and as I said before I am still weighing my options with my agent and decide on the best options available for my career development, ” Sserunkuma posted in one of his social media pages.

The former Express forward joined Tanzanian bigwigs, Simba SC where he failed to replicate his KPL form that saw him scoop two consecutive golden boot awards on top of winning the title twice in a row.

In Simba he only managed three goals forcing the Msimbazi side to axe him together with two other Ugandans.

It is believed that the pint sized forward is still holding his cards as he further assesses the financial conditions at the club.

Sserunkuma in a past training session for Cranes


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