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Bodybuilder Safalu Tamale hopeful to compete again after getting artificial limb

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L-R: Mr Uganda Isaac Mubikirwa, Davide Naggi, the CoRSU CEO, Tamale Safalu, Reuben Robert, Director at University of Pain and Akuha Milton, manager at University of Pain pose for a group photo

L-R: Mr Uganda Isaac Mubikirwa, Davide Naggi, the CoRSU CEO; bodybuilder Tamale Safalu; Reuben Robert, Director at University of Pain; and Akuha Milton, manager at University of Pain pose for a group photo

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His leg may have been shattered, but his will and resolve remain unshaken. Bodybuilder Safalu Tamale who lost his right leg to a bodaboda accident early this year says he is still eyeing the coveted MR Uganda title despite the new handicap.

Safalu made the remarks while speaking to media after getting his prosthetic leg fitted at CoRSU Rehabilitation Centre, a specialized surgical hospital in Kisubi, Entebbe on Thursday.

“I am happy that I have gotten a new limb that can support me to train again. This limb can do everything that I need to in the gym like squats and lifting weights,” Safalu, who was in high spirits said.

“I am returning to compete again. I am very optimistic that I will give other body builders a run for their money.” He added.

According to Naluggya Jamaima, an orthopedic technologist at CoRSU who was in charge of fabricating his limb as well as his rehabilitation, Safalu has maintained a positive outlook on life and she is hopeful that he will fully recover and indeed continue to carry out his duties.

“During his training, we tried doing squats and he managed it well with his new limb. Safalu’s artificial limb is capable of doing heavy duty work including gym activities.” Naluggya Jamaima further revealed.

Mr Uganda Isaac Mubikirwa poses with Tamale Safalu after visiting him at CoRSU Rehabilitation Hospital.

Mr Uganda Isaac Mubikirwa poses with Tamale Safalu after visiting him at CoRSU Rehabilitation Hospital.

On February 28, 2020,  Safalu, who says is lucky to be alive, was involved in an accident when a boda-boda he was travelling on failed to break in time and was crashed between two commuter taxis. He came out with a double fractured leg.

Despite seeking treatment at several hospitals, the leg could not be saved and had to be amputated as it started getting cancerous.

With bills pilling up, Safalu reached out to colleagues and well-wishers for aid. Among those who heeded the call was University of Pain, a charity organization supporting local athletes who arranged for him to receive treatment at CoRSU rehabilitation hospital

“Safalu was a colleague at University of Pain. When we learned that he was seeking treatment and looking for financial aid, we came through to support him,” Akuha Milton, manager at University of Pain said. “This is not the end of our support. When he finally gets better, we will offer him employment as a gym instructor and also continue to support his endeavors as a bodybuilder.”

Safalu Tamale has previously competed in the Mr Uganda 2019 championship lightweight category where he emerged third.





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EXPOSED! Ugandan gospel singer Julie Mutesasira weds fellow woman

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Former local gospel singer Julie Mutesasira has caused a stir online after photos of her kissing a fellow woman during their wedding went viral on social media.

The photos emerged after his ex-lover Pastor Steven Mutesasira officially tied the knot with his new lover identified as Judith over the weekend.

In the past, it was rumored that Julie divorced with her husband and fled to Canada but the rumors where yet to be confirmed until the photos of her marrying a fellow woman made their way on social media.





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Police Bosses Convene at Bulange ,Mengo Over Weekend Security Raid on Mbogo Clan Thanksgiving Function

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Top Police authorities are slated to meet the Katikkiro of Buganda Charles Peter Mayiga this morning to tackle the security raid on a thanksgiving function organized by the Mbogo clan head, and religious leaders at Mugulu in Mityana town over last weekend.

Mobogo Clan head, Kayiira Gajuule had invited Bishop Emeritus John Baptist Kaggwa the retired Bishop of Masaka Diocese to grace the thanksgiving ceremony when anti-riot police stormed the area and sprayed teargas to disperse everyone.

This incident has since drawn widespread criticism from both Buganda kingdom loyalists who have since marched to Bulange Mengo demanding an apology from the Police besides the public condemning police actions

Just yesterday afternoon,. Police were forced to use teargas and live bullets to disperse a group of Buganda loyalists at Mityana municipality protesting the incident and demanding that District Police Commander, Alex Mwine Mukono unconditionally releases all the motorcycles he confiscated during the raid.

This compelled the police boss IGP Martin Okoth Ochola to apologize to the bishop and the Catholic Church.

The police political commissar led by a team of senior officers announced that they would be visiting Bishop Kaggwa at his home to announce their apology to his family and the church on behalf of IGP Ochola .

On Monday, the police spokesperson Fred Enanga apologized to the Catholic Church defending the police action on preventing the spread of COVID19.

He said the firing of teargas was caused by a group of uninvited politicians including Francis Zaake among others who had attracted youth.

Now according to the Buganda kingdom spokesperson Noah Kiyimba, a meeting between the Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayiga and the top police leadership is scheduled for 11:00 am at Bulange Mengo.



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Martha Kay shows off flexibility while exercising (VIDEO)

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Local Comedienne Martha Kay Kagimba a.k.a The Range Rover Girl showed off her flexibility and fitness in a video where she was recorded doing a full split.

For a couple of years, Martha Kay has often revealed how she is insecure about different parts of her body including her legs and her skin complexion.

Slowly, she has come to terms with her insecurities and she is proud of her complexion. There is one more thing she is working on now and she seems to be on the right track – FITNESS!





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