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FDC Paul Kato is declared new MUK guild president

FDC’s  Paul Kato has been declared the new Guild president for Makerere University succeeding the former guild president Roy Ssemboga whose term of office ended early March. While announcing the results last night at around 10pm, the chairperson electoral commission Makerere University, Isaac Otuuko observed that   the election was free and fair. Kato’s victory follows a highly competitive race which saw 14 Candidates vying  for the guild presidential race. He managed to win the race after garnering 5205 votes out of the 13,508 total votes which account for a 38.5% . He was closely followed by his greatest rival in the race Abdul Kareem Zilitwawula who gathered 4369 votes making it 32.34% of the total votes. Meanwhile Mercy Lakisa one …

City lawyer Bob Kasango dragged to Court for failing to pay school fees

By Ruth Anderah City lawyer Bob Kasango has been dragged to High Court for allegedly failing to pay school fees worth $ 34,725 for his three children in Gems Cambridge International School Kampala. The school sued Kasango jointly with Nice Bitarabeho Kasango claiming that during 2013 and 2014 their children were enrolled and they undertook to pay tuition and other incidental fees for them on the first day of every term. However, during academic year 2015/2016 the duo made part payment towards tuition leaving a balance of $ 34 725  which they have failed to pay despite repeated demands. Now the school wants court to compel the duo to pay the money in question with interest. Court has given Kasango …

First Kenyan to win olympic marathon gold fails drugs test

Reigning Olympic and London marathon champion Jemima Sumgong is the latest Kenyan athlete to fail a drugs test. The 32-year-old tested positive for banned substance EPO in an out of competition test carried out by athletics’ governing body the IAAF. Sumgong – the Fists Kenyan to win Olympic marathon gold – was due to defend her London title on 23 April. Kenya was last year declared in breach of anti-doping rules, and athletes underwent special testing for Rio 2016. The East African country was deemed “non-compliant” by the World Anti-Doping Agency, but was reinstated before last summer’s games. Between 2011 and 2016, more than 40 Kenyan track-and-field athletes failed doping tests. Among those sanctioned was female marathon runner Rita Jeptoo, 36, …

Independent Aciro Lucy Otim bounces back as the Aruu County North MP

Aciro Lucy Otim, an independent candidate has bounced back as the Aruu County North Member of Parliament after she won yesterday’s by-election She was last evening declared winner by the Pader District Returning Officer Joseph Omona after getting sixteen thousand six hundred eight votes against her closest challenger NRM’s James Kidega who got 8,450 votes. The total number of votes cast for candidates was 25,804. The Democratic Party’s Bernard Ology came 3rd with 411 votes. The others in the race were Henry Komakech, David Ojera and Justin Oryema, all of them independents. The by election was organized after the Court of Appeal confirmed the High Court decision which nullified the election of Lucy Aciro on grounds that it did not …

Anti Terrorism bill passed amidst controversy

Parliament has passed the Anti-terrorism Amendment (bill) 2017 after stiff resistance from law makers from all political sides. The bill which aims at combating terrorism in all its manifestation has now been amended for the third time after other amendments in 2015 and 2016, which intended to define terrorism, acts of terrorism in line with the United Nation’s Convention against terrorism. Now, with the new amendments seeking similar adjustments and to provide an interpretation for who may qualify for a “suspected terrorist,” members including Dokolo Souths Felix Okot Ogong and Butambala County’s Mohammad Muwanga Kivumbi posed resistance on grounds that he amendment would give high end powers to the minister of internal affairs and in turn be used against persons …