FEAR! CID orders cleanup of VIP cells as MPs face arrest

Rt. Hon. Anitah Among

The Criminal Investigations Department has instructed Kira Police Station to “clean up cells for VIPs” in light of the corruption allegations that might result in the arrest of lawmakers and Parliament employees.

At a gathering of his detectives in Kibuli over the weekend, CID director Tom Magambo said that suspects from Parliament will be processed for imprisonment.

According to reports, Mr. Magambo followed President Museveni’s instructions to record statements from the suspects whose identities he withheld during the meeting.

“That is what the director communicated in today’s meeting,” a source told the Nile Post on Friday. “He told the CID Kira to clean up his cells for VIPs next week.”

But according to sources within Parliament, at least two Members of Parliament and three other people recorded statements on Friday about claims that they had taken money from the public coffers in an unlawful manner.

It is believed that more MPs and representatives of the Finance Ministry and Parliament would be subject to CID as of right now.

Social media activists’ disclosures that billions of shillings were being disbursed irregularly in per diem and corporate social responsibility have put Parliament at the center of accusations of egregious corruption and misuse of taxpayer funds.

The corruption allegations got more damning with revelations that four backbench Parliamentary Commissioners shared Shs1.7 billion among themselves under the so-called service award that they negotiated.