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Ugandan Football Agent Arrested For promoting Match Fixing in Kenya

Renowned Ugandan football agent Ronald Mugisha has been arrested and detained in Kenya over match fixing allegations according to reports from Kisumu.

Mugisha commonly known as “Ronnie Santos Mwine”, was arrested on Saturday afternoon after “an attempt to influence” a Kenya Premier League game between Western Stima and Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB).

Western Stima Chairman Laban Jobita said that his players were approached by an unknown person convincing them to fix the match in question.

“So, I told my players to play along, but ensure they have recorded whatever was happening. I also told my team manager to ensure he has called me so that I follow up on the conversation in secrecy,” Jobita told Goal.

“I heard everything that was going on in the room and how he wanted to make a down-payment of Ksh70,000.

“He had promised to pay Ksh600,000 once the deal goes through as planned. It is at this point that we stormed the hotel and the man was arrested. He is currently remanded at Kisumu Central Police Station.

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“My players have agreed to testify against him once he is arraigned.”

Jobita says that Mugisha has confessed to working with many people in many countries to fix games.

However, Mugisha is yet to be convicted with investigations still underway while he is detained in police custody (DCI) at Kisumu Central Police Station.

If found guilty, Mugisha risks cancellation of his FUFA/FIFA players intermediary license and a lifetime ban from all football activities.


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