Rt. Rev. Dr. Charles Ebitu Obaikol, the retired bishop of the Diocese of Soroti, highlighted Bishop Irigei's humble nature and dedicated work, citing the establishment of Teso Diocese Planning and Development Organization CoU (TEDDO) in 2002, following the creation of the Kumi Diocese in 2001.
According to his son Samuel Patrick Okwi, Bishop Irigei, the founder Bishop of Kumi Diocese was admitted to Soroti Regional Referral Hospital on Wednesday, where he has been on life support after suffering breathing complications.
To curb losses, Bamuturaki says the company has invested in managing the cost of fuel and oil, maintenance, rentals, and crew through personnel training, process automation, airplane seat configuration, and extension of routes among others to enable the entity to move towards break-even.
Chemusto was banned by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU), a body created by the World Athletics to protect the integrity of the sport after testing positive for the prohibited substance 19-Norandrosterone in violation of World Athletics Rules.
The reigning world record holder in Half Marathon, told Uganda Radio Network, that he is ready to participate in the race which is scheduled for November 19th, 2023 in Nijmegen, Netherlands after recovering from the hamstring injury.
Benjamin Njia, the Vice President of Technical at the Uganda Athletics Federation, expressed confidence in the selected team based on their previous international race performances. He mentioned that during their preparations, the team showed great potential and capability to defend the nation in this anticipated event.
The controversy began with an August 30, 2023 letter from the 2nd Vice President of PAP, Dr. Ashebir Woldegiorgis Gayo (acting President at the time), addressed to Speakers of national Parliaments and Senates.
Cheptegei who recently announced leaving the track for a full marathon (42 kilometres), the longest distance in Athletics, told Uganda Radio Network that his body has started adopting training schedules set by his coach and he hopes he will be in a better position to showcase his potential during the Valencia Marathon in December.
The reigning 10,000 and 5,000 meter World Record holder, completed the race in 27:51.42 ahead of Kenya’s Daniel Simiu Ebenyo who crossed the finishing line in 27:52.60 micro seconds while Selemon Barega came third in 27:52.72.
The reigning 2023 world cross country champion had earlier on been entered for 5,000 and 10,000 meter races together with his compatriots Joshua Cheptegei, Joel Ayeko and Rogers Kibet, who are set to leave the country on 17th for the 10,000m final race scheduled for Sunday August 19th.
The AIU announced the suspension on their official website, stating that Chemusto tested positive for the prohibited substance Norandrosterone, violating Articles 2.1 and 2.2 of the World Athletics Rules.
After an impressive performance and personal best (PB) of 12:41 in the 5000m race category at the Oslo League, Kiplimo has been training diligently in Kapchorwa under the guidance of his Ugandan coach, Peter Chelangat.