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Published On: Tue, Apr 22nd, 2014

Uganda suspends coach over sex scandal

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The Uganda Athletics Federation (UAF) has suspended an athletics coach, Peter Wemali, over an alleged sex scandal.

Inside Games, an online sport publication, reports that Wemali was accused of sexually harassing elite female athletes.

It said Team Captain Moses Kipsiro, a Commonwealth Games gold medalist and one of Uganda’s top distance runners, complained that Wemali allegedly harassed female teammates.

The report quotes Domenic Otuchet, the President of UAF, as saying that the federation was still investigating the allegation.

It said Jessica Alupo, the Minister of Sports in Uganda, has also promised to investigate the allegation against Wemali.

The Ugandan Police spokesman, Fred Enanga, confirmed the story, saying: “We are taking up the matter; those with information should pass it on to us for investigations.”


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