Crime & Investigation

3 Arrested as Kasese Opens War on Corruption


rx geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 150%;”>The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for Kasese district Mr. William Kanyesigye told journalists recently that he will not stop at having the corrupt civil servants arrested, but will also ensure that the money involved in any corrupt scandal is recovered.

“Corruption has rendered all efforts geared towards development in Kasese district meaningless,” Kanyesigye said, before adding “am not ready to tolerate this vice as long as am still the CAO of Kasese district”

He said, “The war has already started with three officials namely; Mr. S. B Maloba former head teacher Buzira Primary School, Ms Juliet Tutsubira former Sub County NAADS coordinator for Nyakiyumba Sub County and Mr. Joshua Munzombo former head teacher for Mundongo Primary School”.

According to the CAO, Maloba embezzled shs 840,000 and Munzombo shs 1.9 million all meant for UPE and Tutsubira shs 15,000,000 meant for NAADS.

The scandals were unearthed by the Rwenzori Anti-Corruption Coalition (RAC) officials after a tip-off by the parents of the school, while that of NAADS (scam) was reported to RAC by the Sub County authorities.

The RAC Executive Director Ms Angela Byangwa told journalists on Friday that so many corruptions related cases from Kasese and Bundibugyo districts were reported to the Coalition’s secretariat in Fort Portal in between the months of January and April 2014, with others still under investigation.

“It is our mandate as RAC to work with all district authorities in our area of operation (Rwenzori Region) to fight all forms of corrupt,” Byangwa said.

The District Education Officer (DEO) for Kasese District Mr George Mainja confirmed to journalists that Munzombo and Maloba have since been forced to pay back the money and demoted from heading grade 1 to grade 111 schools.

Ms Juliet Tutsubira (former NAADS coordinator) was also forced to pay back the money and her contract was terminated.

The trio couldn’t be reached for comment as their phones were reportedly switched off.

Chimpreports couldn’t even ascertain if at Munzombo and Maloba accepted their new assignments.

In a related development the Rwenzori Anti-Corruption Coalition authorities have given an ultimatum of one month to the former head teacher of Kisuba Primary school in Bundibugyo district, Mr. Eliphaz Mugenyi to have refunded shs 4,030,000 million or completed the construction works at the school or else he faces the arm of the law.

The money was part of the shs 87,000,000 million received from the Ministry of Education and Sports as emergency construction fund of August 2013.

According to information available at RAC secretariat, Mr. Mugenyi Eliphaz, who is currently Acting Community Development Officer Nyahuka Town Council, illegally undertook construction works and management of the funds for the school.

He was transferred before completing the structures. He also left before accounting for shs 3,130,000 as construction money and shs 900,000 for UPE.

He used to withdraw money from the school account NO.9030007176006 and lend it to people for an interest.

But when contacted on phone he denied all the allegations saying the move was intended to tarnish his name.


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