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    We Will Vomit The Money: UBOS And Ministry Of Agriculture Officials To Refund Shs.8.7bn Stolen Funds – IGG Gives Them 90 days…



    IGG Betty Kamya

    The Inspector General of Government (IGG), Betty Kamya has disclosed that officials from Ministry of Agriculture and officials from Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) have agreed to refund the stolen Shs.8.7bn which was given to them during Covid-19.

    Betty Kamya made these remarks while addressing the press at her office today, June 17th, 2022.

    Betty Kamya revealed that in October last year, the IGG’s office started investigating the alleged misappropriation of Shs.10b.

    On investigation, the IGG discovered that out of Shs.10.2b that was given to Ministry of Agriculture, only Shs.1.5b was injected in the Bukalasa Agricultural College (BAC) and Fisheries Training Institute (FTI).

    When further investigations were done and the culprits were identified, the suspects called the IGG for talks.

    They pleaded to refund the missing Shs.8.7b.

    “The suspects agreed to refund the whole amount within 28months from March,” Kamya said.

    On the matter of UBOS, Kamya revealed that the culprits from the finance department made requisitions and paid staff for field work activities during the  Covid-19.

    “Investigations established that between July 2021 and March 2022 Shs.1b was requisitioned for paying staff for field work activities during the Covid-19 lockdown,” she said.

    She further noted that it was established that out of the total sum requisitioned, only Shs.33,130,900 was rightfully spent on field activities.

    Kamya disclosed that letters ordering the culpable UBOS staff to refund the funds were dispatched and after 90 days, the IGG will take action regarding the matter.

    She further announced that she will not be pursuing criminal charges against officials from both government entities since they promised to return the missing funds.

    She contended that instead of prosecution, refunding the stolen money is preferred because it is time saving and the recovery of the money is guaranteed since culprits are willing to comply.


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    6 Arrested For Sex Trafficking



    Police in Kiira and Jinja City has arrested at least 6 suspects involved in grooming boys into sodomy, homosexuality, and recording pornography.

    The suspects were arrested from Mpumudde zone, Jinja City and are currently detained at Kiira police station.

    These include Kalungi Fabian, Kiiza Brian, Menya Sadat, Ibanda Godfrey, Katumba Hamuza and Wasajja Shafic

    According to a statement issued by Police spokesperson Fred Enanga, Ibanda Geoffrey and Kiiza Brian were found in possession of 192 Sackets of lubricants, shirts and stags with LGBTQ Logos, metallic banner of peace and comfort with LGBTQ flag.

    Enanga says the suspects were involved in recording sex videos in exchange for money from LGBTQ donors.

    “It was established that members of the criminal sex gang recorded sex videos and also streamed live sessions, which they submitted to LGBTQ donors for funding of their activities,” he said.

    Police says some of the 6 suspects were examined and found to be HIV positive and effortstto trace their victims are ongoing.

    Enanga says police is getting reports about sexual networks that are sex trafficking minors and teenagers, and ushering them into sodomy.

    “We are continuing to get concerns of several criminal sexual networks that are actively involved in sex trafficking of minors and teenage boys, who are recruited into acts of sodomy and other unnatural practices in Busoga region, Wakiso and Kampala area,” he said.

    According to police, victims are introduced into such vices through man friends, drugs and parties.

    Fred Enanga urged Ugandans to fight the acts of sex trafficking that are continuing to grow.

    “These acts of sex trafficking of male juvenile is heinous and disturbing crime, which calls upon every Ugandan, to concert efforts in fighting it,”he said.

    Police is carrying out investigations to safeguard the public and any other victims of child sexual exploitation.


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    NUP Women Protestors Granted Bail



    Women Protestors belonging to the National Unity Platform (NUP) have been granted bail by Law Development Centre (LDC) Court.

    The Protestors who held a protest on women’s day were granted a case bail of Shs100,000 on March 20th. This followed a production warrant to produce them in court before March 29th, the initial day they had to be arraigned in court.

    The 10 women were arrested on women’s day during a protest in which they demanded for the release of political prisoners, called for stoppage of torture and abductions.

    These include Kyeone Stella, Nakiku Allen, Namtovu Milly, Nankya Fiona, Sselonga Rukia, Bulungi Jackie, Nantume Allen, Namutyaba Sylvia, Rwamto Apio Flavia and Nyanzi Elizabeth.

    David Lewis Rubongoya, the general secretary NUP said it is unfortunate that freedom of assembly has been suppressed in Uganda.

    “It is very unfortunate that the freedom of assembly has been taken away from Ug. We are happy that they hv been released on bail but we condemn the arrest of all those that have come out to protest and got arrested,”he said.

    Hanifah Nabukeera, woman MP Mukono, who acted as lawyer of the accused said she was surprised by the cash court asked.

    Nabukeera said court usually charges them exorbitant bail fees to fail their bail application which wasn’t the case today.





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    Truck Rams Into School, Kills 3 Students



    3 people have lost their lives while 18 have sustained life threatening injuries following an accident at Kasaka Senior Secondary School in Gomba on March 14th, 2023.

    A driver of a sino truck registration number UBL 790J lost control and rammed into Kasaka Senior Secondary School computer laboratory killing three on spot.

    The deceased are S.5 student Evelyn Namagembe, Mawanda Bosco (s.2) and Asege Hilda a candidate in her form four.

    The incident was confirmed by traffic police spokesperson Faridah Nampiima.

    “It is alleged that the sino truck driver lost control and rammed into Kasaka Senior Secondary School fence, proceeded through to the school computer lab that was occupied by students, killing three students on spot and injuring other 18,” Nampiima said in a statement.

    Nampiima further said that the truck driver Wanume Abudala, 26, has been arrested following the incident.

    “We have arrested the truck driver a one Wanume Abudala a 26 year old,” she said.

    The traffic police spokesperson says police is carrying out more investigations on the incident.




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