Kabaka Mutebi Warns Against Sports Betting in New Year Message

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Kabaka Mutebi states that the majority of those engaged in the vice of sports betting are youth who are not formally employed adding that even school going youth are now engaged in betting.

The Kabaka of Buganda Kingdom Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II has warned his subjects against all kinds of betting attributing the growth of the practice to weak laws in the country.
 
This is highlighted in his New Year message to his subjects.
 
Kabaka Mutebi states that the majority of those engaged in sports betting are youth who are not formally  employed adding that even school going youth are now engaged in betting.
 
He warns that if no caution is taken the illiteracy rates in the country will increase coupled with increasing acts of theft and robbery due to an unregulated betting industry.
 
He appealed to law makers and the implementing authorities to come up with a solution to combat the problem.
 
Kabaka Mutebi also expressed his condolences towards the Muslim community following the murder of two Muslim clerics who were gunned down within four days of each other.
 
Last week on Christmas Day, unidentified gunmen shot dead top Ugandan Shia Muslim cleric Sheikh Dactoor Abdul Qadir Muwaya at his home in Buyemba village in Bukatube Sub County Mayuge district.
 
Another Sheikh Mustapha Bahiga was gunned down on Sunday 28th December, at 8pm, outside the Bwebaja Mosque where he had gone for prayers.
 
Meanwhile, still in his New Year message, Kabaka Mutebi urged his subjects to work harder in the year 2015 in order to uplift their standards in various aspects to prevent murder, road accidents, child abuse and other related ills.

 

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Olive Nakatudde
Olive Nakatudde is a URN journalist based in Kampala. Nakatudde has been a URN staff member since 2013.

Nakatudde started out in journalism in 2009 with Dembe FM radio in Kampala. In 2012, Nakatudde joined Voice of Africa as a political reporter. She has been a photographer since her journalism school days at Makerere University.

Nakatudde is interested in good governance and public policy, which she reports on intensively from the Uganda Parliament. She is a keen follower of cultural affairs in Buganda Kingdom and covers the kingdom's Lukiiko (parliament). Nakatudde also reports on education and health.