State House Anti-Corruption Unit arrests six Mbale City officials over embezzlement

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Following the start of investigations by the State House Anti-Corruption Unit in Mbale City, the Unit detained six Mbale City Council officials on various corruption claims.

Those detained include Wandera Charles, the Principal Health Inspector, embezzled cash from medical examination fees and suitability fees by issuing fake receipts to applicants.

Martin Busiku, former T/C Northern Division, improperly committed the government to contracts totaling Ugx 74 million.

According to the Unit, he also stole approximately UGX. 150 million in under-assessments of property charges.

While working as an accountant, Emmanuel Gidudu, Assistant Accountant, Industrial Division, conspired with the then T/C Northern Division, Mr Kutosi James, to embezzle about Ugx 43M monies allocated for fencing Mbale P/S.

Kigenyi Abdul, Senior Human Resource Officer, irregularly included ghost personnel on the payroll, causing the government to lose nearly Ugx100 million in salary payments.

According to the Unit, he also improperly paid UGX 3 billion to 401 Sec Schools and Tertiary personnel who were not in the Education Service Commission’s database.

The last one is Speaker Myriam Nambuya and Clerk to Council Annet Wawule, who conspired with some Councilors to approve a proposal to cut the property fee from 8% to 4% in an illegal manner.

The Councilors allegedly did this to get kickbacks from Mbale City property owners.