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Sub county chief arrested for alleged embezzlement of UGX 100M

Kakumiro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police in Kakumiro have arrested the Kijangi sub-county chief for allegedly embezzling more than 100 million Shillings.

Emmanuel Kasibante is reported to have withdrawn the money from the sub-county account and diverted it for his personal use. He was arrested on from Kakumiro following several complaints from local leaders over alleged misuse of public funds.

Kasibante is alleged to have mismanaged funds meant for ex-gracia for sub-county councilors, over 35 million shillings from the European Union, and other fund releases from the district.

Edgar Kulayigye, the Kakumiro District Police Commander says that charges of corruption, misuse of public funds, and abuse of office have already been preferred against him.

Fredrick Byekwaso, the Kakumiro Deputy Chief Administrative Officer-CAO says that the district has received several complaints from local leaders against Kasibante.

He says that the district will carry out an audit on all the funds allocated to the sub-county.



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  1. We have the same problem in our district of Bukwo whereby top district leaders corrupts money for project implementation and no action has been taken against them. There was an allegation that current dcao mismanaged up to a tune of 120m shs road fund when she was a sub Chief of suam s/county peter ogwang did investigation and people were in-dedicated but they have assumed office without any recovery or court proceedings. A chief in Chesower as/county withdrew money for road maintenance and no work has been done. Igg should come to Bukwo district and listen to people’s complaints. Rdc ashaka Samuel is a were of all these scandals in Bukwo district.

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