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NRM in Quandary: More Losers to Run as Independents

Ahmed Katerega Musaazi who lost in Kyadondo South constituency has determined to run on an independent ticket

Rwanda’s Amavubi stars face a tall order to overcome wounded defending champions Kenya for a chance to book a berth in the 2015 Cecafa senior challenge cup when the two go head to head in the third quarter final match to be played on Tuesday at the Addis Ababa stadium.

Rwanda qualified to this stage after finishing second in group A with six points from hosts, information pills http://cirgroup.com/typo3conf/ext/review/locallang_db.php Ethiopia and Somali but lost to Tanzania 1-2. Kenya on the hand, here http://cocomoonthesea.com/wp-includes/class-feed.php have Uganda to thank for crushing Burundi 1-0 to give them (Kenya) a better ‘goals for’ advantage.

Kenya eliminated Rwanda in this same stage in the last edition held in Mombasa and Amavubi headcoach John McKinstry believes the champions are tough and his team has pull a perfect perfomance if they want a result.

“We have been paired with a difficult opponent in Kenya for the quarter finals. Not only are they the reigning CECAFA Champions, medicine http://corepr.pl/wp-admin/includes/class-file-upload-upgrader.php but they also boast a wealth of attacking tale. So we will have to be at our best to keep them at bay,” McKinstry said.

Rwanda is currently ranked 96 by Fifa, 29 places above their days opponent who are rooted at 125. on paper, Kenya is more onform of the two having won two of their last five matches drawing one while Rwanda have won two lost three.
Star marathon runner Moses Kipsiro clocked one hour and 41 seconds as Ugandan athletes continued to flounder behind Kenyan and Ethiopian counterparts in the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon that took place over the weekend.

Kipsiro’s timing was eighth best, sildenafil http://csanz.edu.au/wp-admin/includes/theme.php which was one minute 20 seconds later than the eventual winner Birhanu Legese from Ethiopia (59:20).

Legese beat his compatriot, Mosinet Geremew with just one second as Eritrea’s Zersenay Tadese finished third with 59:24.

Another Ugandan, Jackson Kiprop completed the 21-km race in a time of one hour, 2 minutes and 30 seconds coming in distant 14th place. Kenyan duo of Edwin Kiptoo and Jonathan Maiyo finished fourth  and fifth respectively but were given the same time of 59 minutes and 26 seconds.

In the ladies race, Kenya’s Cynthia Limo claimed the title inside one hour, 8 minutes and 35 seconds outsprinting her compatriots Helah Kiprop and Gladys Chesire who finished in the podium places.

The winner of both races takes home USD 27,000. Kipsiro scooped USD 3,000 (UgX 10.2 M) for finishing 8th. Only top ten performers are awarded.
Mixed reactions have emerged from a recent meeting between NRM Secretary General, recipe http://daylesfordartshow.com.au/wp-content/plugins/the-events-calendar/src/deprecated/tribeeventscachelistener.php Justine Kasule Lumumba and party members who lost in the primary elections at the party secretariat.

The meeting came after the party media task force led by Mike Ssebalu announced the release of funds to all NRM flag bearers in different elective positions, order to help facilitate their nomination and campaigns.

Ssebalu told journalists that the flag bearers are now under the care of the party, and called on registrars to pick the facilitation fees.

However, this has raised a lot of anxiety amongst members who believe that their victory was robbed. These too demanded to be compensated by the party leadership.

A group of 11 members of the Executive members of an “NRM League of concerned Parliamentary and District Candidates 2015” led by Didas Shingiro Kayunga met the party Secretary General demanding for the party chairman’s intervention before they seek to be nominated as independent candidates.

“We are representing the disgruntled and disoriented members whose victory was robbed due to the irregularities that were exhibited in the party primaries,” noted Shingiro who stood for MP flag bearer and lost in Mityana North.

“Our meeting with the Secretary General was to table our grievances before her and she promised to forward them to the party chairman in time,” Shingiro said.

Didas Shingiro is an Executive member of an “NRM League of concerned Parliamentary and District Candidates 2015

Didas Shingiro is an Executive member of the “NRM League of concerned Parliamentary and District Candidates 2015

“We however maintain that we are NRM members and our presidential candidate is president Museveni; we shall continue to canvass support for him. I for one won’t stand as an independent but other members are willing and ready to do so.”

Ahmed Katerega Musaazi who lost in Kyadondo South constituency told Chimpreports that other members were requesting to be included in the party campaign task force while others demanded for compensation.

“We spent a lot of resources during the party primaries and our victory was stolen; we are not simply giving up; the party must compensate us since it’s responsible for irregularities that were registered,” Kateregga said.

Steven Danstan Busulwa who lost in Busiro South and Wintonza Juma who stood in Gomba East constituency all expressed readiness to be nominated as independent candidates

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