In an extension of dramatic series of recent corruption and anti-doping scandals that have bewildered the world athletics, rx http://certifiedinspectorsgroup.com/wp-includes/registration.php the international governing body IAAF has stretched its arm and suspended three top Kenyan athletics officials for up to six months to pave way for investigations.
Kenya is conceived by many as one of the most successful nations in both long and medium distances races in the world.
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Recently the body opened investigations to the Russian federation in similar cases. World athletes including the famous Usain Bolt are on the spotlight too.
Full statement from IAAF Ethics Commission:
The Chairman of the IAAF Ethics Commission, Michael Beloff QC, has today, pursuant to powers first conferred upon the Chairman by the IAAF Council on 26th November 2015, provisionally suspended from all offices or positions in either Athletics Kenya or the IAAF (1) Isaiah Kiplagat,President of Athletics Kenya; (2) David Okeyo, Vice-President of Athletics Kenya and IAAF Council Member; and (3) Joseph Kinyua, former Treasurer of Athletics Kenya and Kenya Team Leader at the IAAF 2015 World Championships, in the interests of the integrity of the sport.
Each individual is provisionally suspended from any office or position in either Athletics Kenya or the IAAF which each presently holds and is precluded from assuming any new office or position in either organization for a period of 180 days starting on 30 November 2015, pending investigation of complaints made against them and evidence and information which has been received by the IAAF Ethics Commission.
The Chairman of the Ethics Commission has imposed these Orders for Provisional Suspension having carefully considered the complaints, evidence and information referred to the Ethics Commission, which disclose prima facie cases, i.e. cases warranting investigation, against Mr Kiplagat, Mr Okeyo and Mr Kinyua in relation to (1) potential subversion of the anti-doping control process in Kenya and (2) potential improper diversion from Athletics Kenya of funds received from Nike.
A prima facie case has also been found to exist in respect of Mr Kiplagat in relation to receipt, personally or by Athletics Kenya, of an apparent gift of two motor vehicles from the Qatar Association of Athletics Federation in the period 2014-2015.
The Ethics Commission stresses that the imposition of Orders for Provisional Suspension in this case in no way prejudges the outcome of the investigation which will now be carried out by the Commission’s appointed investigator, Mr Sharad Rao. Mr Kiplagat, Mr Okeyo and Mr Kinyua remain presumed innocent until the outcome of the investigation and the determination of any disciplinary charges which may follow from that investigation.
The Ethics Commission’s appointed investigator, Mr Sharad Rao, is a former Director of Public Prosecutions in Kenya and the current Chairman of the Judges and Magistrates Vetting Board, established under the Constitution of Kenya. Mr Rao is also a member of the Court of Arbitration for Sport and of the Code of Conduct Commission of the International Cricket Council.
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Pope Francis made his first visit to Africa late November starting with the neighbouring Kenya and later to Uganda before proceeding to the volatile Central African Republic.
The Pope’s visit was free from any incidents.
“I have made sure every part of the country is secured. Pope Francis was here with us and nothing happened. The Holy Father decided to use his small car and it was my job to protect him,” said Museveni.
The President, who is also campaigning to retain his seat on the National Resistance Movement ticket, assured the people of Usuk County that no one can destabilize the peace in the country due to a strong security apparatus.
“Just the way we protected the pope and nothing happens, no one can disturb again. No one at all! We now have all the capacity we want to contain anything,” said Museveni.
In Uganda, Pope Francis attended several functions including holy mass at Uganda Martyrs’ Shrine at Namugongo.
He also spoke to the youth, urging positive mindsets before visiting the home of the elderly, sick and poor at Nalukolongo.
Security was water-tight with the Special Forces Command in charge of the Pope’s safety.
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Just a day after over 100 staff from Go Forward Secretariat in Nakasero Kampala crossed to Museveni’s camp; the Kibaale Go Forward taskforce charged with mobilisation for Mbabazi’s presidential candidature has also joined the NRM candidate.
The Kibaale Go forward Taskforce leaders pledged their alliance to President Museveni at a meeting held at State House Entebbe at around midnight on Monday.
The delegation comprised head of publicity Peter Katusabe Junior and Matia Musoke Abyora (treasurer) among others.
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Speaking to president Museveni, the group told him they had been left behind in terms of service delivery, jobs and infrastructural development.
The group said it embraced Go Forward candidate Amama Mbabazi after properly articulating and promising to deal with their concerns.
In his response, Museveni assured the delegation that NRM government has worked on security and the next priority is wealth creation, job creation, infrastructure development, improving the quality of education and healthcare.
However, he challenged the youth to be more innovative and tap into Youth Funds to create jobs instead of being job seekers.
After the discussion with Museveni, the Kibaale Go Forward Taskforce pledged to mobilise votes for his 2016 presidential bid.
Contacted, Abyola confirmed the State House meeting, saying the delegation told Museveni he should as well fulfil his pledges of tarmacking Mubende-Kagadi-Ndaiga road and improve the quality of public services in Bunyoro.
He defended attending statehouse meeting saying the president called them for an ideological discussion.
”President Museveni called us after intelligence told him that Mbabazi has support in Kibaale,” said Abyola, adding, “We agreed to work together.”