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KIPLOTICH PULLS OUT OF LONDON RACE

By UTN Reporter

Wakiso - Uganda’s most decorated runners Stephen Kiprotich and Moses Kipsiro have confirmed they will miss next month’s World Athletics Championships in London.

The duo will not be part of the 20 man team, the biggest contingent ever to represent Uganda in the tourney, due to personal reasons.

The experienced pair of long distance runners, who boast of six championship medals, had qualified for the men’s marathon event but have opted out of the biennial event slated for August 4th – 13th.

Speaking after Day One of the National Track and Field Championships at Namboole stadium, Kiprotich said his body and mind were not ready, while Kipsiro, a three-time Commonwealth Gold Medalist says a marathon is all about preparation yet he does not feel ready.

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118 PARLIAMENTARY ELECTION PETITIONS CAUSE-LISTED FOR HEARING

Election Petitions: Three months after the conclusion of the February 18 general elections, the Judiciary has compiled and cause-listed at least 118 parliamentary election petitions to be heard in different 13 High Court circuits across the country.

According to press release from the Judiciary and signed off by Senior Communications Officer

LUKWAGO GRANTED BAIL

26 Opposition Members who have faced charges of disobeying lawful orders issued by the constitutional court last week, not to continue with their defiance campaign, have been granted bail before Makindye Chief Magistrate court .

They include the lord mayor EliasLukwago, 2 pastors David Happy Ngabo

EDUCATION MINISTER LOSES POLLS

Preliminary results in the Feb polls indicates that several incumbent have lost especially those from the ruling NRM Party..

Among these include some Ministers more so those who

KAYIHURA TO SUE MEDIA OVER AINNE REPORTS

The inspector general of police Gen Kale Kayihura has threatened to sue media houses that earlier accused him of having hailed hostage Christopher Aine.

Kayihura mentioned this while conducting are community policing meeting at

Besigye treason Case files ready-DPP

Investigations into the treason charges slapped against opposition leader Kizza Besigye are in advanced of completion, the state has informed the Nakawa Chief Magistrates Court this morning.

The update on how far the investigations have gone was made

SUDAN REBELS RETURN UGANDAN JUVENILES

BY JUAN ROSELINE

Police is holding three juveniles who were handled to the authorities in Koboko district by a South Sudan rebel out fit the SPLA-IO.

FUELEX BOX CHARGED

Fugitive proprietor of Fuelex fuel stations who was arrested yesterday at Entebbe International airport , has this evening been charged in connection with smuggling over 13 thousand litres of fuel into the country.

John Imaniraguha who appeared before the Anti Corruption

FDC PRESIDENTIAL ASPIRANT DR BESIGYE INVITED FOR M7 SWEARING

Former FDC presidential candidate retired col Kizza Besigye has been challenged by Government to attend the presidential swearing in slated for Thursday this week.

The minister in charge of presidency, Frank Tumwebaze Government

NTAGALI PRAYS FOR RWENZORI

Namirembe - The Arch Bishop of the Church of Uganda His Eminence Stanley Ntagali has argued leaders ton learn to solve differences peacefully without going to war.Delivering his Chrisman massage, Ntagali regretted the number of people who died in the Palace of the Omusinga, saying it was possible to resolve