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Minister pledges to battle irregularities in local governments

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of State for Local Government, Victoria Rusoke Busingye, has undertaken to fight the abuse of office and misuse of funds among other irregularities plaguing operations of local governments. Busingye was responding to the Public Accounts Local Government Committee report presented to Parliament of its …

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Cartels flexed their power in Kenyan polls: Odinga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Raila Odinga, the runner-up in the 2022 general elections in Kenya has explained that his move to petition the Supreme Court of Kenya is aimed at not only making him president but saving Kenya from criminal cartels. Odinga as 1st Petitioner and Martha Karua, 2nd …

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Corruption, connivance caused Isimba plant shutdown

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lawmakers have said that corruption and connivance are to blame for the shutdown of Isimba hydropower plant. The Members of Parliament were responding to the statement by the Minister of Energy and Mineral Development, Ruth Nankabirwa on the emergency shutdown of the plant. The 183 …

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Why Beti Kamya is protecting corrupt officials from exposure

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Inspectorate of Government-IG is keeping secret the names of corrupt officials to give them room to find means of recovering stolen money and returning it to the government without facing public scrutiny and court battles. Speaking to URN, the IG Spokesperson Ali Muniira explained that …

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Why IG is protecting corrupt officials from exposure

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Inspectorate of Government-IG is keeping secret the names of corrupt officials to give them room to find means of recovering stolen money and returning it to the government without facing public scrutiny and court battles. Speaking to URN, the Inspectorate spokesperson Munira Ali explained …

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PSU recommends disciplinary trial of 15 police officers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police Professional Standards Unit (PSU) has recommended a disciplinary trial of 15 police officers over engagement in bribery, corruption and scandalous activities. PSU has been probing four separate incidents involving more than 30 police officers since June after they were reported by victims of …

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Inflation is rising

Here’s why, and how to fix what is driving it up based on what is being experienced in Kenya COMMENT | XN IRAKI | Inflation has hit many countries recently, from the United States to Sri Lanka. In Kenya, too, the rising prices of basic commodities have left most citizens …

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IGG recovers UGX 12Billion in 8 months

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Inspectorate of Government-IG has recovered Shillings 12.6 billion in the past 8 months, the Inspector General of Government-IG Beti Olive Kamya has revealed. According to Kamya, the money was recovered from corrupt government departments and individuals. In June 2022, 45 officials from the Ministry …

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IG probes sprouting buildings in Wakiso

Wakiso, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Inspectorate of Government-IG has started investigations into the sprouting buildings in Wakiso district. This follows reports from whistleblowers that some of the structures are owned by public servants engaged in illicit accumulation of wealth. Speaking on Tuesday at a meeting with Wakiso district officials, …

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Traffic police bribery

New research makes recommendations Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Corrupt exchanges in the police are regulated by the taken-for-granted rules of the game. These legitimise police misconduct, curtail detection and define the scales of bribery. Likewise, there are socialisation and rationalisation processes among offenders and police officers that lead …

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