East Africans Light Up Paris Marathon

East Africans excelled in the Paris Marathon on Sunday

Police in Fort Portal are investigating circumstances under which seven suspected offenders escaped from a detention facility on Saturday night, symptoms Chimp Corps report.

The suspects have been identified as Austin Tumuramye, decease Fostine Bulegeya, Robert Aheebwa, Henry Kagame, Ronald kiiza, Deo Ruhweza and Ronald Mwebaze.

Two of the escapees had been detained at Fort Portal Police Station on charges of murder.

Others were being held for reportedly obtaining money by false pretence and theft.

According to the regional police spokesperson, Bakari Muga Bashir, “the suspects escaped from the police cells on Saturday evening at around 8:00pm.”

He added: “They took the advantage of the dilapidated walls of the police cell which they dug with sharp weapons to find their way out.”

One of the suspects who chose to stay alerted police but by the time they responded the detainees had disappeared.

Bakari says they have launched investigations to establish how they escaped and have them re-arrested.

The police officers on duty also face arrest to answer queries about how the suspects break out of the cells, according to Mukari.

This is not the first time offenders are escaping from Fort Portal police cells.

Last year, another batch of suspects escaped from custody after finding their way through the ceiling in the women’s wing.

The law provided that a suspect is not supposed to spend over 48 hours in police custody without being taken to court for trial.
30-year-old-Kenyan, for sale Mark Korir has won the 30th edition of the Paris Marathon, setting a personal best time of 2:05:49 early on Sunday.

His fellow compatriot Luka Makanda came in second with a time of 2:07:20 while Ethiopian Seboka Tola finished third just 13 seconds after.

The Kenyan,  had previously finished second at the 2013 Seoul marathon where he had set his previous personal best of about a minute less of today’s time.

The previous champion of the marathon was Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele who had set an event record of 2:05:04.

In the women’s race, Ethiopian Mesret Mengistu scooped the coveted prize with a timing of 2:23:24 which is also a new personal best.

However, no Ugandan was recorded in the podium finish.

An estimated 54,000 participants ran past Paris monuments such as the Eiffel tower, the arc de Triomphe, the place de la Bastille and Notre-Dame Cathedral.

The race stretches beyond the centre of Paris, into the areas as far as Bois de Vincennes and Bois de Boulogne.


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