Ugandan self-made celebrity, entertainer and kickboxer, Moses Golola, has crowned President Yoweri Museveni champion for kicking polio out of Uganda.
Golola was attending Hon. Namayanja Rose Nsereko thanksgiving at Semuto, Nakaseke district.
It was also a celebration of H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni sole candidature.
“You are not a joking subject, you are the only one who has picked polio out of Uganda,” Golola told the president.
“You are not a joking subject, it is only under you that I became kick boxing champion.”
While his actual accomplishments as a kickboxer have been questioned by the media in Uganda, with accusations ranging from rigged events to outright fraud, Golola has, nevertheless, been credited with popularizing the sport of kickboxing in Uganda (a discipline which previously generated minimal fan interest in Uganda) and has managed to build up a large fan following in Uganda.
His 2011 fight against Abdul Qadir Rahim managed to attract the largest attendance in Uganda outside of Ugandan national football team matches and Golola has perhaps the largest fan following in Uganda outside of the national football team.
He is the Kickboxing Champion of East and Central Africa having emerged winner in a controversial match against Hungarian Andras Nagy on 9 December 2011.