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Uganda Boxing Federation Demands Answers on Missing Boxers

According to the President of the Association Moses Muhangi, four boxers are missing and their whereabouts unknown. They include Coach Robinson Mudde Ntambi, the Former UBO World Super Flyweight Champion who was reportedly picked from his home, Michael Kiiza a boxer and sports trainer at Mengo Social Centre, Joseph Lubega who participated in the 2004 Olympics and Robert Mukasa.
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The Uganda Boxing Federation (UBF) has called for answers from the government on the arrest of their members.

The federation which held a press conference on Saturday at Kati Kati Restaurant in Lugogo says that for long boxers have been victimized and arbitrarily arrested by security personnel. This follows the death of Isaac Zebra Ssenyange who was shot dead by security personnel.

According to the President of the Association Moses Muhangi, four boxers are missing and their whereabouts unknown. They include Coach Robinson Mudde Ntambi, the Former UBO World Super Flyweight Champion who was reportedly picked from his home, Michael Kiiza a boxer and sports trainer at Mengo Social Centre, Joseph Lubega who participated in the 2004 Olympics and Robert Mukasa.

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On the death of Zebra, the Federation says they want justice for Zebra since the President says he knows the killers.

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Muhangi says that although Justine Juuko, a former Boxer was released, the federation demands to know why he was arrested. 

According to Muhangi, boxers have been victimized, with some of gyms and boxing clubs raided.

Hajji Juma Nsubuga a boxing coach has proposed that a list of boxing clubs be generated and forwarded to the President so that the clubs that are not known can be questioned.

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Tony Ssekabira, the Boxing Coach says that if a boxer is an indiscipline the authorities should inform the coaches or UBF. 

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Last week, the Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) Deputy Spokesperson Deo Akiiki, said that security personnel will not hesitate to arrest anyone engaged in criminal activities during the electoral period.

 

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