Burundi shocks Kenya in Volleyball, as Tanzania legislators lose to Uganda in football and netball
East African Legislative Assembly, Bujumbura, Burundi: December 3rd 2018: The second day of the EAC Inter-Parliamentary Games ended with mixed results in Bujumbura, Burundi. In football, defending champions, Parliament of Uganda showed real intention of retaining the silverware, beating Parliament of Tanzania 2-1 in a pulsating match at the Prince Louis Rwagasore Stadium. Uganda took the lead in the 5th minute via a penalty by Hon Muhammad Nsereko following an infringement by a Parliament of Tanzania defender. Midfield dynamo, Hon Ridhwani Kikwete restored parity with a well taken shot mid- halfway for a 1-1 half time break. On resumption, Katumba scored the final goal for Parliament of Uganda.
In the second match of the day, a well-oiled Parliament of Kenya team floored hosts, Parliament of Burundi 2-0. Striker, Senator KipchumbaMurkomen was the toast of the side, netting both goals. However, Parliament of Burundi will rue the missed chances with Hon Denis Karera and CimpayeJean Marie as the main culprits. Parliament of Kenya’s goalkeeper, Rogers Okwirimade several saves in the second half
In netball, Parliament of Uganda whipped Parliament of Tanzania 35-14 in the first netball match. Hon Winnie Kiiza bagged 18 points for the victors while Hon MahewaAntezi scooped 8 points for her country. In the second match, Parliament of Kenya narrowly won Parliament of Burundi 30-26 in a pulsating match. Hon Florence Chemtai got 11 points for her Kenya team while Hon Hon Gisele Misago had 17 points to her credit for Burundi.
In men’s volleyball, Parliament of Tanzania beat Parliament of Uganda 3 Sets to 1 (26-24) (23-25), (25-18) and (25-13). In the second match of the day, Parliament of Burundi defeated Parliament of Kenya 3-1 (24-26), (25-21), (25-16) and (25-17). In women’s volleyball, Parliament of Burundi once again proved superior to Parliament of Kenya defeating them 3 Sets to 2 (25-22), (26-28), (20-25), (25-10) and (15-13).
Today, (December 3), Parliament of Tanzania will play Parliament of Uganda in women’s volleyball while in Men’s category, Parliament of Kenya plays versus Parliament of Uganda.
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The East African Legislative Assembly is the Legislative Organ of the East African Community. Its Membership consists of a total of 62, of whom 54 are elected Members (9 from each Partner State) and eight ex-officio members (the Ministers responsible for EAC Affairs from the Partner States, the Secretary General of the Community and the Counsel to the Community).The East African Legislative Assembly has legislative functions as well as oversight of all East African Community matters. The enactment of legislation of the Community is put in effect by means of Bills passed by the Assembly and assented to by the Heads of State, and every Bill that has been duly passed and assented to become an Act of the Community and takes precedent over similar legislations in the Partner States. EALA has to date passed 79 pieces of legislation.