Boxing: Incumbent Gimugu, rival Muhangi win parallel elections

Saturday January 20 2018

Moses Muhangi speaks to journali

Moses Muhangi speaks to journalists at Lugogo on Saturday. Photo by Abdu-Nasser Ssemugabi 


KAMPALA- Uganda’s boxing on Saturday took the unfortunate path of having two parallel federations, when rival camps elected their own leaders.
The parties failed to agree on the way forward after the High Court on Friday allowed the elections to proceed.
Eventually, on Saturday both sides took advantage of the court decision, did what they deemed lawful, and convened parallel assemblies.



New boy Moses Muhangi sailed through unopposed to emerge as president of the Uganda Boxing Federation (UBF), under the watch of John Kameta, the Kenyan Boxing Federation president, who was the Aiba election observer, at Kati Kati Restaurant, Lugogo, Kampala.
Meanwhile, outgoing UBF Kenneth Gimigu president who refused to surrender his seat to a process he deemed “illegal”, conducted a parallel assembly at the Tennis Court in Lugogo which re-elected him as president.


Fred Kavuma-first vice president

Simon Barigo-general secretary

Richard Muhumuza-treasurer

William Buyondo-organising secretary

Sulaiman Ssenyonjo-publicity secretary

Rose Nanyonjo-women’s secretary


Sam Rukundo-first vice president

Paul Ayiasi—vice president

Kizimula Nkooyooyo- treasurer

Robert Matovu-general secretary

Moses Kintu-organising secretary

Annet Balega-publicity secretary

Aisha Namwanje--women’s secretary
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