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President Uhuru Kenyatta with Catholic Archdiocese of Nyeri  Archbishop Anthony Muheria (R) and Catholic Archdiocese of Kitui Archbishop Joseph Mwongela (L) during the opening and dedication of the Our Lady of Protection Shrine, Museve, Kitui County.

President Uhuru Kenyatta with Catholic Archdiocese of Nyeri Archbishop Anthony Muheria (R) and Catholic Archdiocese of Kitui Archbishop Joseph Mwongela (L) during the opening and dedication of the Our Lady of Protection Shrine, Museve, Kitui County.

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President Uhuru Kenyatta shares a word with Catholic Archdiocese of Nyeri  Archbishop Anthony Muheria during the opening and dedication of the Our Lady of Protection Shrine, Museve, Kitui County.   President Uhuru Kenyatta shares a word with Catholic Archdiocese of Nyeri Archbishop Anthony Muheria during the opening and dedication of the Our Lady of Protection Shrine, Museve, Kitui County. President Uhuru Kenyatta greets the congregation during the opening and dedication of the Our Lady of Protection Shrine, Museve, Kitui County.   President Uhuru Kenyatta, Catholic Archdiocese of Nyeri  Archbishop Anhtony Muheria, Catholic Archdiocese of Kitui Archbishop Joseph Mwongela, Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu and Defence CS Amb. Monica Juma during the opening and dedication of the Our Lad...
President Kenyatta flags off the 2021 World Rally Championship Safari Rally

President Kenyatta flags off the 2021 World Rally Championship Safari Rally

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From KICC, the cars will be driven to Moi International Sports Centre Kasarani for a Super Special Stage before proceeding to Naivasha where they will battle through 18 competitive stages covering 320.19 km from Friday to Sunday. NAIROBI, 24th June 2021 (PSCU) – President Uhuru Kenyatta today officially flagged off the 2021 World Rally Championship (WRC) Safari Rally Kenya at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre grounds. The President flagged off the first ten rally cars that included three Kenyan teams comprising Carl Tundo, Hamza Anwar and Mcrae Kimathi as well as 91-year old three times European champion Sobieslaw Zasada who becomes the oldest competitor in the history of World Rally Championship. A car driven by State House Chief of Staff Nzioka Waita and his co-drive...
HON KASULE LUMUMBA OFFICIALLY ASSUMEs OFFICE AS MINISTER FOR GENERAL DUTIES IN OPM,  FROM HON KAROORO OKURUT,WARNS LAZY WORKERS.

HON KASULE LUMUMBA OFFICIALLY ASSUMEs OFFICE AS MINISTER FOR GENERAL DUTIES IN OPM, FROM HON KAROORO OKURUT,WARNS LAZY WORKERS.

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Kampala,Uganda: Hon Justine Kasule Lumumba yesterday received her new Office officially from former Minister for General Duties in the Office of the Prime Minister, Hon Mary Karooro Okurut. (Left to right) The new Minister for general duties Justine Lumumba Kasule,Prime Minister Rt Hon.Robina Nabbanja,Outgoing Minister Karooro Okurut and the Permanent Secretary Dombo during the event.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. This handover Ceremony was presided over by Prime Minister Rt Hon Robinah Nabbanja. “I would like to thank H.E for giving me this Opportunity to serve the People of Uganda for this long”. I promise to always be available  whenever Iam called upon to advise. Iam just a call away.I just want to wish my Sister Hon Justine Lumumba, the very best as you ta...
“I wish you good luck, former Vice President Edward Sekandi tells his Successor Vice President Jessica Alupo”

“I wish you good luck, former Vice President Edward Sekandi tells his Successor Vice President Jessica Alupo”

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Kampala,Uganda: Former Vice President Edward Sekandi has handed over Office to the new Vice President Major (rtd) Jessica Alupo. At a function that was held on Wednesday morning at the Office Of the Prime Minister, was witnessed by the new Premier Rt Hon.Robinah Nabbanja. Former Vice President H.E Edward Sekandi hands over instruments of Power to the incoming H.E Major (rtd) Jessica Alupo. "Let me wish you good luck as the second female Vice President in the history of Uganda.Please always feel at home. "i will always be available whenever you need my advise"Sekandi told the former Minister of you and later Education and Sports, Jessica Alupo. Former Vice President H.E Edward Sekandi after handing over instruments of Power to the incoming H.E Major (rtd) Jessica ...
Dr Rugunda hands Over Office to Rt.Hon Nabbanja

Dr Rugunda hands Over Office to Rt.Hon Nabbanja

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Kampala,Uganda: Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda,Uganda’s  Prime Minister Emeritus has officially handed over  Office to new  Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Robinah Nabbanja. Rt. Hon.Dr Ruhakana Rugunda hands over instruments of Power to the new Prime Minister Rt Hon. Robinah Nabbanja.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. The function took place in the morning of Tuesday athe Office Of the Prime Minister. Dr Rugunda who is now the Special Envoy for Special Duties in the Office of the President said, New Prime Minister Prime Minister Rt Hon. Robinah Nabbanja hands instruments of Power to the acting Permanent Secretary Mr Dombo after receiving them from Rt. Hon.Dr Ruhakana Rugunda .Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. “I congratulate Rt. Hon. Robinah Nabbanja the incoming Prime Minister of...
Uganda-Former Education and Sports Minister Jessica Alupo  bounces back as Vice President

Uganda-Former Education and Sports Minister Jessica Alupo bounces back as Vice President

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I hereby inform the country that By virtue of the Authority given to   the President of Uganda by Articles: 108(2), 108A(1), 113(1) and 114(1) of the 1995 Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, I hereby appoint H.E. the Vice President, Rt. Hon. Prime Minister, Honourable Cabinet Ministers and other Ministers as indicated below: 1.         H.E. the Vice President                      ─         HON. JESSICA ALUPO;                              &nb...
President Kenyatta unveils a Shs 2.2bn agribusiness fund as he launches rebranded 4-K Clubs

President Kenyatta unveils a Shs 2.2bn agribusiness fund as he launches rebranded 4-K Clubs

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NAIROBI 4th June 2021, (PSCU)—President Uhuru Kenyatta has today unveiled the Shs 2.2bn Empowering Novel Agribusiness-led Employment (ENABLE Kenya) program, a youth capacity building initiative aimed at creating employment, generating income and bridging succession gap in agribusiness. At the same event, the President unveiled the rebranded 4-K Clubs with a call to County Governments and stakeholders in the agriculture value chain to increase their support for efforts to empower the youth in agribusiness. “In addition, I note with appreciation the prioritization of initiatives to build capacity in modern agribusiness technologies and to provide access to affordable and high quality inputs. "I note also that numerous on-going agricultural projects have integrated compo...
EAST AFRICAN BUSINESS COUNCIL APPOINTS NEW BOARD-UGANDA CHAPTER.

EAST AFRICAN BUSINESS COUNCIL APPOINTS NEW BOARD-UGANDA CHAPTER.

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EAST AFRICAN BUSINESS COUNCIL APPOINTS NEW CHAIR The Board of the East African Business Council (EABC) Uganda Chapter has appointed Coca-Cola Beverages Africa's Simon Kaheru as Acting Chair, a (Uganda Chapter) after Madhvani Group's Jim Kabeho stepped aside to set the stage for a transition. Mr Simon Kaheru. Kabeho made the announcement during an EABC Members meeting at the Sheraton Kampala Hotel, where he was applauded for his 22 years of service to the EABC. The East African Business Council (EABC) is the regional apex body of Private Sector associations and corporates in East Africa, with a single purpose of driving the East African Community integration process through trade and investment. The EABC Uganda Chapter Board is composed of Barbara Mulwana, UMA Chairperson; S...
President Kenyatta holds talks with visiting Foreign Affairs Minister of Saudi Arabia

President Kenyatta holds talks with visiting Foreign Affairs Minister of Saudi Arabia

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NAIROBI, 26th May 2021, (PSCU)—President Uhuru Kenyatta today at State House, Nairobi held talks with visiting Foreign Affairs Minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Prince Faisal bin Farhan Alsaud. President Uhuru Kenyatta today at State House, Nairobi held talks with visiting Foreign Affairs Minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Prince Faisal bin Farhan Alsaud. Also present during the meeting was Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Raychelle Omamo. During their talks, the President and his guest discussed the strong bilateral ties between Kenya and Saudi Arabia, noting that the two countries were keen on deepening their relations going forward. President Uhuru Kenyatta today at State House, Nairobi held talks with visiting Foreign Affairs Minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabi...
FUFA Candidates pick forms

FUFA Candidates pick forms

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Incumbent FUFA President and Candidate Engineer Moses Magogo picks forms to stand for another term in the same Capacity. Incumbent FUFA President and Candidate Engineer Moses Magogo talks to Journalists after picking forms to stand for another term in the same Capacity. Incumbent FUFA President and Candidate Engineer Moses Magogo with his Supporters after picking forms to stand for another term in the same Capacity. Hon. Allan Sewanyana picks forms to stand for Presidency of FUFA . Hon. Allan Sewanyana picks forms to stand for Presidency of FUFA . Hon. Allan Sewanyana picks forms to stand for Presidency of FUFA . FUFAPresidentialPolls: Electoral Committee confirms that Mr. Mujib Kasule did not return the nomination forms today as per the time (Midday) that was al...
Uganda to get a new Speaker of Parliament today.

Uganda to get a new Speaker of Parliament today.

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Outgoing Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga announced yesreday that she will run for the position as an independent candidate. Kadaga made the announcement during a presser at Hotel Africana this evening following her loss to Jacob Oulanyah in internal elections in the National Resistance Movement (NRM). In a terse, short statement, speaking in English (the official language) and then Lusoga (her native tongue), Kadaga explained that she had decided to stand as an independent. Kadaga said that she had not been fairly heard in the party during the debate. She said that she had decided to contest because she feared that women were being forced out of leadership positions in the party. She said that she had fallen out of favour with some sectors of the party because she h...
The latest  from  South African President

The latest from South African President

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Dear Fellow South African, Last week media around the world carried heart-rending images of a young boy adrift off the coast of the Spanish enclave of Ceuta. He was clinging to a makeshift buoy made of plastic bottles and desperately trying to make it to shore. Over the years we have become accustomed to seeing images of African men, women and children crammed into boats and makeshift rafts trying to reach Europe. According to relief organisations more than 20,000 people have lost their lives trying to cross the Mediterranean since 2014. As we observe Africa Day tomorrow, these tragic stories remind us of the huge task we have to build a better life for all the people of Africa. While we celebrate the progress we have made towards building a peaceful and prosperous contine...
Standard Chartered Bank Uganda Appoints Former Minister of Finance, Mrs. Maria Kiwanuka as Independent Non-Executive Director

Standard Chartered Bank Uganda Appoints Former Minister of Finance, Mrs. Maria Kiwanuka as Independent Non-Executive Director

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Kampala - 20 May 2021: Standard Chartered Bank Uganda has announced the appointment of Mrs. Maria Kiwanuka to its Board as an Independent Non- Executive Director.   Mrs. Maria Kiwanuka Mrs. Kiwanuka is a senior economist with 14 years’ experience at the World Bank, where she focused on East Asia, Southern Africa and Uganda and took part in a number of projects aimed at improving transport and power infrastructure as well as urban studies, among others. She served as the Minister of Finance Planning and Economic Development of Uganda from 2011-2015 and thereafter as a Senior Advisor to the President of Uganda on finance matters. She is a non-state expert in the 17-member governing council of the Global Green Growth Initiative, an intergovernmental organisation which aims to pro...
Deputy Speaker Of Paliament of Uganda Rt. Hon Jacob Olulanyah hands over Office

Deputy Speaker Of Paliament of Uganda Rt. Hon Jacob Olulanyah hands over Office

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"Just handed over all the things that I got by virtue of the Office of the Deputy Speaker.Today is my last day as a Member of Parliament according to article 77(3) of the constitution and per article 82 (7) (d), I cease being Deputy Speaker Of Parliament.It has been a great experience, one of many lessons and growth.An absolute honor to have served. Oulanyah wants to bounce back as the next Speaker of the 11th Parliament.He will also be sworn in today as a Member Of Parliament representing Omoro County. Former Deputy Speaker Rt Hon Jacob Oulanyah hands over Office. Former Deputy Speaker Rt Hon Jacob Oulanyah prepares to hand over Office Keys. Former Deputy Speaker Rt Hon Jacob Oulanyah leaves Office.
CUSTOMERS WELCOME MTN’S NEW MOMO WITHDRAWAL RATES AND ADDITIONAL BENEFITS.

CUSTOMERS WELCOME MTN’S NEW MOMO WITHDRAWAL RATES AND ADDITIONAL BENEFITS.

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Two weeks ago, MTN Uganda cut MoMo withdrawal rates in a move that is aimed at bolstering financial inclusion across the country and to further enhance the benefits customers get when they choose MTN MoMo. Stephen Mutana the General Manager of Mobile Financial Services at MTN Uganda MTN also added new benefits to be enjoyed at every transaction with courtesy of the Senkyu program, the brands loyalty platform for its customers.   What this means is that customers earn Senkyu points for every withdrawal, sending or payment transaction they undertake using MoMo. The Senkyu points can then be redeemed as free airtime, SMS, MBs or for paying of goods and services through MoMoPay at merchant locations countrywide. With the reduced rates, customers will not only pay less for withdr...
Swearing in Ceremony of the Ugandan 11th Parliament-First day-131 members  done.

Swearing in Ceremony of the Ugandan 11th Parliament-First day-131 members done.

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The 11th Parliament of Uganda commences today, Monday 17 May 2021, with the swearing-in of new Members. This is the 11th Parliament of Uganda since the country attained independence in October 1962. Today, about 150 Members-elect are scheduled to swear-in or take the oath of allegiance and the oath of Member of Parliament. The oath of allegiance and the oath of Member of Parliament are provided for in Article 81 (4) of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda. Article 81(4) of the Constitution says: Every person elected to Parliament shall take and subscribe the oath of allegiance and the oath of member of Parliament specified in the Fourth Schedule to this Constitution. Bukedea Woman District representative Among Anita Annet escorted by FUFA boss Engineer Moses Magogo. ...
Uganda’s  Leni Shida wins the Women’s 400m at the Midsummer Track Night.

Uganda’s Leni Shida wins the Women’s 400m at the Midsummer Track Night.

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On Saturday night, in Austria’s historic capital city of Vienna, Shida Leni easily won the Women’s 400m at the Midsummer Track Night. Her time was 53.01sec. It was the first race of her European tour. Photocredit:Alfred Nevsimal Shida has been trained since August 2013 by the husband and wife coaching team of Kevin and Sue O’Connor. Kevin commented: Photocredit:Alfred Nevsimal “I did not expect a fast time in Vienna. Firstly, conditions were difficult as it was very windy. Secondly, she would have been experiencing travel tiredness – the door to door journey was around 36 hours, and she did not arrive at  her hotel until late on Thursday night.” To see the results,please visit: https://oelv.athmin.at/results.aspx?round=154502&int=&returnTo=L2V2ZW50LWRldGFpbHMu...
President Kenyatta attends President Guelleh’s inauguration in Djibouti

President Kenyatta attends President Guelleh’s inauguration in Djibouti

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DJIBOUTI, 15th May 2021 (PSCU) –President Uhuru Kenyatta was on Saturday among several African leaders at the inauguration of Djibouti President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh in the country's capital city Djibouti. President Kenyatta, who is the current Chairperson of the East African Community, was accompanied by Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Raychelle Omamo. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali, Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Roble and South Sudan Vice President Rebecca Nyandeng Garang De Mabior also attended the inauguration held at the Presidential Palace, Djibouti. Others were IGAD Executive Secretary Dr Workneh Gebeyehu and African Union Commission Chairman Moussa Faki Mahamat. President Guelleh, 73, garnered 97 percent of the vote in last month's election to sec...
President Kenyatta mourns Mr Stephen Kirogo

President Kenyatta mourns Mr Stephen Kirogo

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NAIROBI, 14th May 2021, (PSCU)—President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a message of condolence to the family relatives and friends of Mr Stephen Kinyanjui Kirogo who passed away today at a Nairobi hospital. Mr Kirogo, a long-serving career public administrator, was until his death the Chairperson of the Public Service Commission of Kenya. In his message of encouragement and comfort to the family, President Kenyatta remembered the late Kirogo as a distinguished public servant who contributed immensely to the transformation of Kenya's public service by initiating critical reforms aimed at enhancing efficiency in service delivery. “It is sad that the cruel hand of death has robbed us of Mr Kirogo, a polished gentleman and refined administrator whose contribution to the transformation of o...
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