5 December 2012

Uganda: Ddungu-Kabenge Case Pushed

Hearing of a case where Uganda Olympic Committee (UOC) secretary Peninah Kabenge is accused of forging a signature of former committee president Rogers Ddungu starts this Thursday.

The hearing was on Tuesday postponed after the defendant's lawyer Brian Kalule asked for an adjournment.

Kalule requested Nakawa Grade One Magistrate Gladys Kabasanyu for a new date because his colleague Ivan Engoru, who was better versed with the matter, could not turn up at Nakawa because he had a High Court case.

The ex-OUC president is accusing Kabenge of forging his signature in her pursuit for an international award. Kabenge is now under question over use of Ddungu's signature without his consent.

Earlier in May this year, 13 of 19 federations met in an extra-ordinary assembly and voted to ban Ddungu, blaming him for taking Olympics matters to court, which is against the rules of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Assistant Secretary Nicholas P'Minga was also suspended at the meeting that had then vice president William Blick take charge of the national body.

Ddungu was accused of gross misconduct and abuse of office.

It was said he had fallen out with seven of the nine UOC executive members months back.

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