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Minister Alupo, MP Ogwang Reconciled

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.

According to IAAF, side effects http://checkhimout.ca/mind/wp-includes/class-wp-http-requests-hooks.php the three officials who include President of Athletics Kenya Mr Isaiah Kiplagat, http://clermontraces.com/wp-admin/includes/class-plugin-installer-skin.php his deputy Mr. David Okeyo, former treasurer Joseph Kinyua will be investigated over corruption allegations, potential subversion of the anti-doping control process and embezzlement -‘improper diversion of Athletics Kenya of funds received from Nike.’

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.
President Museveni has said he effectively protected the head of Catholic Church, medicine http://challengemetennis.com/wp-admin/includes/theme.php Pope Francis when he came to the country.

While addressing a mammoth crowd at a rally at Awojabule village, buy information pills http://challengeidee.fr/wp-admin/includes/menu.php Usuk county in Katakwi district on Tuesday, http://centruldedic.ro/wp-includes/class-http.php Museveni said the Pope rejected the use of security convenient armoured cars and decided to use a small and simple automotive machine – leaving a lot at stake but the government made sure the Holy Father’s safety was ensured.

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.
Presidential Candidate Amama Mbabazi’s Go Forward group appears to be on fire with almost daily defections to President Yoweri Museveni’s camp, cure http://ca-uqam.info/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-upload-media-v1-1-endpoint.php Chimp Corps report.

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.

The rest of the Kibaale delegation included Pentecostal church pastors, http://crfg.org/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/includes/class-wc-checkout.php a DP district mobiliser and women groups.

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.”
President Yoweri Museveni on Tuesday forestalled a potential nasty scene at one of his rallies in Katakwi district, viagra order http://construction-cloud.com.au/wp-includes/class-wp-customize-setting.php when he reconciled Minister of Education, approved http://culinaryhealthfund.org/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/admin/includes/class-contact-forms-list-table.php Sports and Science and Technology Jessica Alupo with the Eastern Youth Member of Parliament Peter Ogwang.

The two political heavyweights from Teso region who come from the same county (Usuk) almost exchanged blows at a rally in their area in the presence of the president who is also their party chairman.

Alupo and Ogwang’s have long been involved in power struggle in the sub region and disagreed on who is more close to the president.

The fight between the two reached the boiling point at Awojabule village in Katakwi district when Ogwang asked the president to declare to the public if he is still politically supporting minister Alupo who lost in the recent NRM primaries, yet wants to stand on an independent ticket against the party`s flag bearer.

Usually when Museveni finishes his campaigns, he calls on the NRM flag bearers to join him on the podium to receive his blessings.

During this session, when handed the microphone, MP Ogwang immediately informed the president that some ‘bad losers’ were threatening the NRM stability and should be restrained.

“Your Excellency we want to hear from you here if it is true that you are backing some of the failures amidst us here. We had a very free and fair (primary) election here and those who won won it peacefully and fairly. Those who failed also lost it fairly and there should not be any confusion,” Ogwang said.

Minister Alupo was meanwhile seated in the president`s tent together with her Teso Affair`s colleague, Christine Aporu. Being a cabinet and reserve force member (of the UPDF), Maj. Alupo couldn’t jump to the podium where her Commander-in-Chief was calmly doing the listening.

Sensing an imminent hullaballoo, Museveni left his specially secured podium and strode to the regular one to defuse the tension between two heavyweights, that has also sucked in a third person.

Ms. Violet Akurut who defeated Alupo in the NRM primaries was also not been seeing eye-to-eye with the minister.

The president brought the three near him making sure Ogwang stood together with Alupo and Akurut on their side. He then asked the public to leave the matter of the trio for him to handle.

“Are these children of mine going to die because I made them to stand together? If they die I am going to pick the bodies and bury them. Leave their issues to me, they are all my children,” he said.

 


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