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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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GOVERNMENT SECURES NEW RADIOTHERAPY MACHINE

Kampala - Government has revealed that a new radio therapy machine was purchased but has not yet been delivered to Mulago Cancer Institute. This follows social media reports that circulated calling for a mass donation to purchase a new machine for Mulago Cancer Institute. Health Minister Elioda Tumwesigye took a guided tour with the

COURT QUASHES BAN ON VENDING UNPACKED MILK

Kampala - The High Court in Kampala has quashed with costs the government ban on vending unlabelled or unpacked milk in the city and the 21 Municipalities across the country. While quashing the ban that was issued by State Minister for Agriculture, Bright Rwamirama, Justice Yasin Nyanzi held that the minister’s ban was irrational as he didn’t consult the milk vendors

DEFIANCE CAMPAIGN WORRY TRADERS

When the opposition FDC rolled out “Free My Vote” campaign in what officials said was to highlight the plight of the party’s flag bearer in the Feb. 18th Presidential Election Col. [Rdt] Dr. Kizza Besigye, the target were the sections of the population who graced his campaign rallies. They included Passenger Motorbike Operators Bodaboda, Town Services Omni-Bus operators, Mechanics,

MBABAZI, BESIGYE, MATEMBE, GEN. MUNTU SHUN MEDALS

Former Premier John Patrick Amama Mbabazi, main Opposition leader Rtd Col Dr. Kizza Besigye, FDC President Maj Gen. Gregory Mugisha Muntu, and Democratic Party President Norbert Mao are among the notable political players that shunned picking teir medals. Others like former leaders of Opposition Wafula Ogutu MP Nathan Nandala Mafabi,

DPP DROPS CHARGES AGAINST RED PEPPER

BY UTN REPORTER

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Mike Chibita has withdrawn charges against the Red Pepper publication staff.

This brings to an end the criminal prosecution of the publication’s proprietors

BUSINESS AND TECHNICAL EXAMINATIONS START

Over sixty thousand Candidates from 387 centers across the country have started their Uganda Business and Technical examinations Board examinations. The exams commence at a time when the Board is still grappling with leadership of different Institutions over students’ failure to pay school dues.

Police Warns Besigye On Night Rallies

Kampala - Police has issued are strong warning to Dr Kiiza Besigye to stop holding Campaigning rallies beyond the hours specified in the electoral laws. This comes in response to the rallies conducted in an un-scheduled rally that was held at 8pm in Igara town in Rushere, Mbarara district last weekend.The head of inter-agency communication task Team AIGP Assan Kasingye

THUGS TERRORISE VILLAGE IN LUGAZI

Lugazi - Over 200 hundred residents in Lugazi in Buikwe district have camped in the home of their mayor in fear of people who attack them at night with pangas and sticks. The residents that found at home of Lugazi mayor John Bosco Asea Onzuma says that since last some of them have been attack and wounded but police has done nothing to rescue them.

WORLD FOOTBALL STAR & STARTIMES AMBASSADOR NWANKWO KANU IN UGANDA.

Star times brand ambassador Nuwankwo Kanu is in Uganda today with emphasis to be put on talent development, Digital migration and sensitizing Ugandans on none communicable diseases.