‘Tooro Kingdom Row Worsening’

Prince David Kijanangoma

30-year-old-Kenyan, physician 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.

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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.
The Director Bishop Magambo Counsellor Training Institute Fr. Dr. Pascal Kabura Adyeeri has observed that the wrangling between Prince David Kijanangoma and King Oyo Nyimba of Tooro Kingdom urgently need counselling to dissuade them from taking extreme decisions.

Tooro Kingdom is currently divided between two factions – one loyal to King Oyo and another to King David Kijanangoma.

Prince David Kijanangoma, visit web cousin of King Oyo announced this year that he would oust King Oyo for failing to establish any developmental projects in the monarchy, overstaying in Buganda and failing to stop Queen mother Best Kemigisa from interfering in palace affairs.

Kijanangoma’s declaration to overthrow Oyo has since gained momentum with hundreds paying allegiance at his Rwengoma palace in West division.

Dr. Kabura said, “These two rivals of Tooro need to be counselled before the situation worsens and it goes out of hand. Government should also integrate counselling in the education syllabus right from primary level.”

He also wants government to pay counsellors like any other civil servant since they do a lot to transform people’s attitude.

Dr. Kabura was Friday speaking during the 20th Graduation ceremony of Bishop Magambo Counsellor Training Institute (BMCTI) at Virika Fort Portal where over 30 students graduated with certificates and diplomas.

Kabarole District Chairperson, Richard Rwabuhinga asked graduates to “intervene and counsel politicians before the 2016 general elections because many go into campaigns with a lot of expectations but after losing they are stressed up and end up dying.”

The Minister of Education Hon Jessica Alupo, who presided over the function, disclosed that the country has received many cases of demoralized parents and children who need psychological therapy.

She said, “As a country we are overwhelmed by the number of children and parents with mental cases. Therefore counselling is vital for the merciless parents marrying off their young daughters and defiling them.”

According to Dr. Kabura, the abused children, separating couples, traumatized soldiers from Somalia, the poor and unemployed youths, the disgruntled teachers all need counselling services to deal with their psychological challenges.


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