By Serestino Tusingwire
Opposition stronghold Col. Dr. Kizza Besigye is today expected to report to the High Court’s criminal division as one of the bail conditions for treason offences against him.
Besigye is to report before Court’s registrar in charge of High Court criminal division.
He was first ordered to report twice a month before the Court’s registrar but this was later revised by the deputy registrar Mary Khainza in November 2016. He was then ordered to appear once a month to reduce financial expenses.
However, Besigye is so much disappointed with the way court is handling his case.
The Directorate of Public Prosecution contends that it’s still carrying out the investigations surrounding the saga in which Besigye sworn in himself as a president and even formed the cabinet yet he had not won an election.
Besigye vowed to stop reporting to court if the state does not finish the investigations and allow the trial to start.
African cup of Nations 2017
Senegal 2-0 Tunisia
Liverpool’s striker Sadio Mane played an integral role as Senegal became the first side to win a game at the 2017 African cup of Nations.
Senegal defeated Tunisia 2-0 in a group B game played on Sunday at Stade de Franceville in Gabon.
First half goals from Sadio Mane and defender Kara Mbodji were enough for the Lions of Teranga to claim all three points against a wasteful Tunisia.
Mane put Senegal ahead 10 minutes after kickoff converting from a penalty after Tunisia’s defender Aymen Abdennour brought Cheickhou Kouyate down inside the forbidden area.
Tunisia had a chance to level matters through Ahmed Akaiki but failed to put the ball past Senegal’s goalkeeper Abdoulaye Diallo.
Aliou Cisse’s charges went ahead to double the lead through centre back Mbodji Kara whose powerful header off Diao’s corner went into the net at the half hour mark.
Tunisia will have themselves to blame after wasting several chances in the second half where they dominated play.
Ahmed Akaiki, Youssef Msakni and Wahbi Khazri all came close but failed to find the back of the net.
Senegal now lead group B on 3 points ahead of Zimbabwe and Algeria who settled for a 2 all draw.
The Lions of Teranga return to action on Thursday against Zimbabwe while Tunisia will play Algeria at Stade de Franceville.
At least 26 people have died during a 14-hour riot in a Brazilian prison, police said.
The revised death toll is three times what was initially reported, and could increase further, the sources said.
On Saturday afternoon, violence erupted between members of rival gangs at Alcacuz prison, starting a riot which lasted until a dawn raid the following day.
Earlier, prison officials said some of the victims had been decapitated.
“We could see the heads ripped off” three of the dead prisoners, said Zemilton Silva, coordinator of the prison system.
Forensic teams said most victims had been decapitated or had body parts chopped off, according to reports, and many bodies were thrown into a ditch.
It is not yet known if any prison officers or police staff was injured during the incident.
The riot is believed to have started when members of one of Brazil’s powerful criminal organisations attacked their rivals, who were housed in a separate wing.
Details are still emerging as authorities restore order and remove the dead and injured from the complex.
Video footage from the scene showed prisoners roaming the rooftops of the prison, and smoke billowing from at least one building.
Several reports said prisoners had cut off electricity to the site at the beginning of the violence,
Rio de Janeiro’s O Globo newspaper reported one inmate had temporarily escaped, but was quickly recaptured.
No prisoners are believed to be missing, but several were taken to nearby hospitals with severe injuries.
Alcacuz prison is designed to hold 620 inmates, but now holds more than 1,000 in overcrowded conditions – a common problem throughout the country’s prison system.
Riots are not uncommon in Brazil’s overcrowded jails, which are largely controlled by powerful criminal gangs.
But the scale of the violence this year has put pressure on President Michel Temer to address the problem.
After the Amazonas prison riot, the government announced plans to build five more high security jails and to create new intelligence units to try to curb the power of the gangs behind bars.
National Basketball League
City Oilers 78-46 Betway Power
City Oilers successfully retained the National basketball league title after defeating Betway Power 4-1 in the 2016 best of seven series.
The Zone V champions put up an incredible performance in game five to outwash Power 78-46 at Lugogo indoor stadium on Sunday.
Unlike the first four games where Oiler’s always struggled in the opening quarters, Mande Juruni’s charges were perfect right from the start.
City Oilers took a commanding lead in the first quarter combining for 24 points while limiting Power to just 10 points.
The gap was maintained throughout the second period with Oilers scoring 14 points to Power’s 12 and led 38-22 heading into halftime.
Oilers were even more ruthless after recess combining for 40 points in the final two quarters.
Power had an attempted comeback at the start of the third quarter narrowing the lead to within 9 points (41-32) in the first two minutes.
However, Oilers surged up and put the game beyond reach claiming the third period 27-18 and lead 65-40 at the end of the third quarter.
Mande Juruni’s side capped the fourth quarter with 13 points while limiting Power to just 6 points.
Jimmy Enabu and Otim Jonah had a joint game both having 15 points apiece for Oilers. Kami Kabangu ended with 14 points.
Joseph Ikong had 13 points, a team high for the losing Power.
Oilers have now won four successive titles since winning their first in 2013.
President Kagame has called on Rwandans to cultivate self belief because they have immense capabilities to make any advancement they desire.
President Kagame was speaking Sunday during the Rwanda National Leadership Prayer Breakfast, organized by the Rwanda Leaders Fellowship as a platform to conduct annual prayers for the nation.
“When God created us he did not place us in categories, from superior to inferior. We were all created equal in capabilities,” said Kagame.
“If we wait upon others to do for us what we should do for ourselves, what will our own capabilities do? You cannot stay in a position of being eternally grateful to others without graduating to doing things yourself.”
Turning to the youth, President Kagame pointed out that they should start recognizing their abundant capacities, which he said they should use for their own good and for others.
President Kagame said that although there is the general belief that Rwanda has insufficient natural resources, this is a misconception because the most important form of wealth is people and Rwanda has people with great capacities.
The Head of State further reiterated that there is correlation between working for God and working as leaders of nations on earth.
“For us to be hopeful of better things after life, we must first fulfil our responsibilities in this life. As leaders, God has endowed us with abundant capacities to do good for ourselves and those whom we are supposed to serve,” he said.
President Kagame thanked God for the great achievements registered in 2016, and encouraged leaders to keep the momentum to ensure that Rwanda reaches even great heights in 2017.
The Chairman of the Rwanda Leaders’ Fellowship Pastor Antoine Rutayisire stressed that Rwanda owes development registered over the past few years to God who has availed the country with visionary leaders and bestowed a spirit of nationalism upon its citizens.
The main achievements of 2016 include the inauguration of the Kigali Convention Centre, the hosting of both the African Union Summit and the World Economic Forum on Africa, the launch of medical service delivery drones, the 2016 World Bank Doing Business Report that ranks Rwanda as the second best country to do business in Africa, and sustained national security.
Initiated in 1995, the Rwanda Leaders Fellowship is a prayer meeting that brings together leaders in top positions for fellowship aimed at praying for the national leaders and the nation at large.
It attracts cabinet members, lawmakers, members of the judiciary, police and military top brass, private sector and civil society, including church leaders.
This year’s fellowship also attracted several international and regional delegates from Germany, Nigeria, Uganda, DRC, Burundi, etc.
African cup of Nations
Algeria 2-2 Zimbabwe
Algeria played to 2 all draw in a thrilling group B game on Sunday at Stade de Franceville.
In a game where possession fluctuated from one side to another, Zimbabwe played better in the first half but were on the back foot in the second period as Algeria pushed forward to level matters.
A brace from CAF player of the year Riyad Mahrez wasn’t enough to fire Algeria past a resilient Zimbabwe who scored through Kudakwashe Mahachi and Nyasha Mushekwi.
Khama Billiat got the game’s first chance at the 10th minute mark but his effort from half volley after a clearance from a corner was denied by the woodwork.
Zimbabwe received an early blow when Knowledge Musonda limped off in the 11th minute and was replaced by Evans Rusike.
Two minutes later, Algeria took the lead on the other end through Riyad Mahrez whose curled effort glanced off the post before finding its way to the back of the net.
However, the lead was short lived as the Warriors leveled the scores in the 17th minute through Kudakwashe Mahicha whose low shot inside the box went past goalkeeper Rais M’boli.
Nyasha Mushekwi put the warriors ahead a minute to the half hour mark converting from a penalty to give Callisto Pasuwa’s charges a deserved lead.
Zimbabwe had a chance to stretch the lead 8 minutes after recess but goalkeeper M’boli pulled an acrobatic save to deny Khama Billiat who had ripped through Algeria’s defence.
From then onwards,Algeria pilled pressure on Zimbabwe who opted to drop deep and defend their lead.
Ramy Bensabani came close to leveling matters but his effort ricocheted off the crossbar.
It was Riyad Mahrez who salvaged a point for the North Africans scoring with eight minutes on the clock.
ALGERIA – Rais M ’Bolhi,Aissa Mandi,Faouzi Ghoulam,Riyad Mahrez, Nabil Bentaleb, Yacine Brahimi, Islam Slimani, El- Arbi Hilal Soudani, Adlene Guedioura, Mokhtar Belkhiter, Ramy Bensebaini
Zimbabwe starting XI Tatenda Mkuruva, Costa Nhamoinesu, Danny Phiri, Hardlife Zvirekwi, Elisha Muroiwa, Onismor Bhasera, Nyasha Mushekwi, Kudakwashe Mahachi, Willard Katsande, Knowledge Musona, Khama Billiat .
President Uhuru Kenyatta has cautioned Kenyans against falling for what he described as the opposition propaganda that the Government has not fulfilled the pledges it gave to the people.
Kenyatta told Kajiado County leaders at State House Nairobi during the weekend that various projects undertaken by the Government in Kajiado in the past three and half years, saying no other government has ‘’done what Jubilee has done for the Maasai’’.
Urging Kajiado County leaders to support the Jubilee agenda in this year’s election, Kenyatta said “Jubilee government has done a lot in Kajiado from technical training institutes, water projects, roads and electricity connection.” said the President.
He said more than 60,000 households have been connected to electricity in Kajiado, and that some roads are under construction and others will be launched soon.
The President cited the construction of Isinya-Mashuru and Ngong-Kiserian roads.
He said it is unfortunate that the opposition spreads lies, yet its leaders have nothing to show for the many decades they have been in government.
“Musalia Mudavadi joined Government as a Cabinet minister when I was still in school. He was plucked from school and appointed a minister, and to date he cannot show what he did for Kenyans,” the President pointed out.
“Kalonzo Musyoka has been in government for long yet he cannot point at any project he ever initiated. Raila Odinga, who had half the government as Prime Minister, did nothing for the people of Kenya,’’ President Kenyatta said.
He termed as unfortunate propaganda spread in Kajiado over land, saying the Siaya Senator James Orengo, who was the Lands minister under Raila, did not deal with the issues facing Kajiado.
“They say Jubilee government is grabbing land in Kajiado. Let one person show any land taken over by the Government. In fact, when Orengo was Lands minister, he unprocedurally allocated land in Lamu. It is the Jubilee Government which cancelled the title deeds and gave back the land to the people of Lamu,’’ the Head of State said.
The President urged Kajiado leaders to lead wananchi in recruiting Jubilee members and in the registration of voters that begins on Monday.
He called on Jubilee aspirants to work together and support whoever wins the nominations.
Water Cabinet Secretary Eugen Wamalwa outlined water projects the Government is building in Kajiado. He said the Sh1.2 billion Loitokitok water project will be launched soon.
Other projects include the Sh1.3 billion phase two Kiserian Dam water project, Sh3 billion Mavoko water distribution project and Sh700 million Kitengela sewerage project.
Also in the pipeline is the Sh1.2 billion 50 boreholes in rural Kajiado, 14 of which have been completed.
The leaders assured the President of their commitment to ensure Jubilee wins all political seats in the county. Leaders who spoke were Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery, MPs Katoo ole Metito (Kajiado South), Moses Ole Sakuda (Kajiado West), Joseph Manje (Kajiado North) and Peris Tobiko (Kajiado East).
Others were Janet Teyiaa (nominated) and Mary Senata (Women Rep).
By Milton Emmy Akwam
Death has robbed Lango Sub-region and Uganda Football governing body, Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) of Okello Hannington.
Okello, 58, was one of the delegates from northern region representing Lango Sub-region to the Country’s Football governing body.
He passed on Thursday from Lira regional referral hospital where he was admitted, a statement from Moi Daniel, FUFA’s spokesperson in-charge Lango Sub-region said.
“Hannington had a motorbike accident last year and broke his leg; was rushed to Kumi hospital for surgery that healed well. However, the virus had entered his internal body and affected his brain,” Moi said.
He added that the deceased got paralyzed and was weak following the infection that was never detected from onset.
“Lango will greatly miss him; he was developing local sports talent among youth. Go in peace Hannington,” Moi added.
This website has learnt that his body shall be laid to rest on Monday (today) at Okwalongwen parish, Baata Sub-county in Dokolo district.
Besides representing the sub-region to FUFA, he formerly worked as an accountant in Apac district local government’s engineering section. He was as well a retired referee.
May his soul Rest In Peace