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UPC Presidential Candidates Storm Kabale

Ogwal speaking at the delegates meeting in Kabale on Thursday

Al Shabaab militants attacked a village in the northeastern Kenyan county of Garissa, decease sickness http://clubebancariositape.com.br/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-list-post-type-taxonomies-endpoint.php the ministry of interior said on Friday.

The Somalia-based al Shabaab group, this http://cdaink.com.br/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/monitor.php which has carried out frequent attacks in Kenya in recent years to try to force Nairobi to pull its troops out of Somalia, struck a university in the same area last month, killing 148 people.

A ministry statement said the militants entered Yumbis village, 70 km (45 miles) north of Garissa town, but were driven back. “Security forces on Thursday evening thwarted an attempted attack at Yumbis village,” it said.

“Security forces swiftly mobilized and engaged the militants in a gun battle. No casualties were reported.”

A police source in the area who did not wish to be named said the militants roamed Yumbis for an hour in two trucks bearing Kenyan registration plates. They hoisted their black flag on a mosque where they held prayers, before they headed out to a nearby village called Damajale.

A combined force of police and the army drove them off about three hours later, the source said.

Kenya’s tourism industry, a top foreign exchange earner, has borne the brunt of the attacks, as worried tourists cancel their bookings.

 

Reuters
Some of the presidential   aspirants for Uganda People’s Congress set to replace the retiring Dr Olara Ottunu have kicked off their campaigns in Kigezi sub region.

UPC is slated to pick its next president at the National Delegates Conference scheduled for July 30th at Namboole Stadium.

Three of the cleared contestants that stormed Kabale district yesterday include Hon Jimmy Akena who is son to UPC’s founding father late Dr Apollo Milton Obote and Lira Municipality Member of Parliament, side effects http://dailyniropekkha.com/wp-includes/post-formats.php Julius Ochen and Benson Obua Ogwal the Moroto county MP.

The presidential aspirants held meeting at Highland Hotel in Kabale municipality where they solicited for votes from the local party members.

Julius Ochen told the delegates that the party needed to be rebranded so that the new breed of young people like him take up the leadership if UPC’s past glory is to be restored.

This he said was the reason he sacrificed his parliamentary seat, realizing that the aging party leaders were not taking it forward.

Benson Obua Ogwal the Moroto county MP who is also vying the seat said that he is determined to revive the party adding that Dr Ottunu didn’t fail because he was weak but because he was unable build internal cohesion and team work.

 

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