Resilient Saints Pick One in Kakindu

A victory over Maroons will secure Saints safety

Uganda Police have opened up on the arrest and detention of Hon Amama Mbabazi’s  head of security team identified a Christopher Aine.

Aine was arrested in the heat of a scuffle between anti-riot police and supporters of the presidential aspirant Hon Mbabazi in Jinja town last week.

The former Prime Minister was in the area for a consultation meeting, approved as part of his nomination process for next year’s presidential elections; which police curtailed for being organized in a market place.

Another rally had been foiled the previous day in Soroti town. Mbabazi has since suspended all his meetings to first sort out the misunderstandings with police officials.

During the Jinja scuffle where some supporters were reportedly shot, hospital Police says Mr Aine was arrested while attacking some of the police officers on duty.

“The suspect it is alleged to have defied police orders not to hold public rallies within Jinja since it was still a prohibited act during the consultative process, hospital and with impunity attacked and injured police officers undertaking a lawful duty,” stated Police spokesperson Fred Enanga on Tuesday evening.

Aine is currently being held at Nalufenya police station in Jinja on charges of assault, incitement to violence and obstruction of officers on lawful duties.

“This therefore, shows our commitment to peace and orderliness by effectively arresting any perpetrators of violence and ensuring accountability for crime and related human rights violations committed during this process,” noted Enanga.

“And although there have been isolated acts of violence committed during the consultative process, there are increasing signs of political manipulation to actively attract public support.”

Interestingly, it has now emerged that Aine Christopher is a UPDF veteran of 2008, according to the police mouthpiece.

Police further claim that Mr Aine is the overall commander of “50 well trained former Afghanistan and Iraqi private guards, purposely recruited to counter and neutralize police activities during the electoral process.”

“His employers appear tolerant to their unruly behavior and have never condemned outright the violence meted out on police officers, which is not in line with democratic principles.”

Enanga went ahead to caution political leaders colluding with violent lawless groups to promote their political gains that they are gambling with the future of Ugandans and the country at large in a reckless manner.

“We want to task them to make huge efforts to ensure supporters protest peacefully without resorting to violence, by them condemning such acts of gross irresponsibility and making anti-violence campaigns an explicit part of their work.”


The Saints Fc have managed to salvage a precious away point holding hosts JMC Hippos to an entertaining barren draw at the Kakindu stadium in Jinja.

The hosts dominated the opening five minutes Jimmy Jalendo combining well with Abdul Rajab breezing swiftly through Saints defence only for Wandyaka to accidentally cool it off for Anyama in Saints goal.

Two minutes later, adiposity Mustafa Mugoya drove the whole length down in the right after defending a Saints retaliation effort in JMC half releasing Wandyaka but his resultant shot rose beyond the walls.

The game then turned physical with both sides registering eight and seven fouls respectively into the break.

The game resumed on a high tempo, order with Saints introducing a rather speedy Vianne Ssekajugo for Ssemakula. The change nearly turned fruitful when his cross from the left found Kitata and Maliamungu who were not quick to make a decission before Asuman Bajjampola swept off the danger.

In the hour stroke, Sam Matovu sent a beatiful pile mid range pile driver which rattled JMC top bar with no positive outcome. Saints piled pressure towards the end, coming close within a minute left of normal time when their calls for a penalty were swiftly waved away by the centre referee. Walangaira Musa seemed to have handled twice inside a goal melee.

JMC lineup:
Wagama Benson, Asuman Bajjampola, Aggrey Madoi, Willy Mukulo, Musa Walangarira,Herbert Kakande, Mugoya Mustafa, Patrick Onyango(Ibrahim Masa 74′), Richard Wandyaka, Rajab Abdulrahim, Jimmy Jalendo(Bright Lony 68′)

Subs: Baker Kanamwanje, Isa Magumba, Constatine Nalomonso, Edwin Bageya, Denis Bright Lony, Malvin Waswa.

Saints Lineup:The Saints Lineup:
Richard Anyama, Andrew Kaggwa, Hassan Musana, Marlon Tangauzi, Fahad Kawooya, Sam Matovu(Nicholas Odong 76′) Ivan Kiweewa, Fred Kyambadde, Alex Kitata(Fred Kyambadde83′), Julius Malingumu, Hamim Ssemakula(Vianne Ssekajugo 48′)

Nelson Sempagala, Nicholas Odong, Ivan Mutumba, Raymond Mulungi,  Viane Ssekajugo, Fadili Marijani, Ivan Kimuli.

Center Referee – Ali Kaddu
1st Assistant Referee – Umaru Mukisa
2nd Assistant Referee – Robert Makwali
Reserve Referee: Faizal Nsubuga
Match Commissioner – Amin Bbosa


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