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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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Supreme Court sets Monday as pre-hearing date of presidential election petition

The Supreme Court has set Monday next week as the date it will start pre-liminary hearing of the presidential election petition challenging the re-election of President Museveni.

In a statement issued out by the registrar of the court Tom Chemutai

MASAKA GETS FREE SOLAR POWER

About 1500 households in two villages of Buwunga Sub County in Masaka district have been registered to benefit in a free solar power project. Masaka district woman MP Mary Babirye Kabanda announced the endowment from the United Kingdom and Australian based ‘Crossing Borders’. In two separate meetings with the residents of Bulando village in Bulando parish

KAWEESI MURDER: MUSEVENI DEMANDS FOR POLICE CRIMINALS’ LIST

By UTN Reporter

Entebbe - President has demanded for a full list of all Police insiders understood to be criminals of any sorts, especially those involved in high core robberies and murders.

LOW STANDARDS HURT UGANDAN PRODUCTS

The low standards of Ugandan products are one of the key barriers that the country faces as it tries to penetrate the East African regional market. Calls to promote exports are being advanced, however, it can only be achieved if the products conform to the required standards for regional trade. These are some of the observations made by government

officials and the business owners in a move to promote product quality and subsequently consumption. Many SMEs are unaware of the required product standards in order to thrive in the local and regional market. This coupled with negative attitudes towards standardization have crippled businesses.

KATO LUBWAMA WOES: COURT GRANTS OPPONENT PERMISSION

Kampala - High Court in Kampala has granted permission to Habib Buwembo to move on with an election petition against Lubaga South legislator Kato Lubwama. Buwembo asked Court to allow him file a petition challenging Kato Lubwama’s

COURT CLEARS OPPONENT TO CHALLENGE CHAIRMAN KIBUUKA AMOOTI

By UTN Reporter

Kampala - The Court of Appeal has overturned the Mubende High court decision that dismissed an election petition challenging the victory of the District boss Francis Kibuuka Amooti.

SALAAM MUSUMBA VS HAJJAT WATONGOLA IN ROUND 2

Kamuli - The National Resistance Movement Party has endorsed HajjatRehemaWatongola again to face off with FDC stalwart Salaam Musumba in the Kamuli Municipality by-election.

POLICE CHOPPER KILLS ONE

By UTN Reporter

Kajjansi - A police Chopper has killed one person during a training session at Kajjansi near Kampala.

COURT ALLOW TDA’S MBABAZI TO MAKE AMENDMENTS IN ELECTION PETITION

Kololo:The Supreme Court in Kololo have ordered that former TDA Presidential Candidate John Patrick Amamam Mbabazi files an amendment in his election petition to challenge the re-election of Yoweri Museveni Kaguta as president of Uganda for more 5 yrs.

This after Mbabazi through his lawyer Muhammad Mbabazi successfully