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PAC grills former Judiciary PS Kagole UGX 9.57 Bn questionable expenditure

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) for central government learnt on Wednesday that the former Judiciary Permanent Secretary (PS), Kagole Kivumbi withdrew cash to the tune of Shillings 9.57 billion in the 2017/2018 financial year to facilitate questionable activities. The Committee was reviewing documents provided …

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UN refugee agency probing corruption in Uganda, Kenya

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | The UN refugee agency said Thursday it was investigating new allegations of fraud in its resettlement programme in Kenya and Uganda after a report in German magazine Stern alleging graft. “We can confirm that we have received allegations related to resettlement fraud in Uganda and Kenya,” …

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Zimbabwe VP’s wife in court on attempted murder, fraud charges

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | The wife of Zimbabwe’s vice president was remanded in custody on Monday after appearing in court to face charges of fraud, money-laundering and attempted murder of her husband. Marry Mubaiwa, 38, who is the wife of Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, was arrested by Zimbabwe’s anti-graft commission …

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Masaka elders’ SACCO loses UGX 400 million to fraud

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Masaka Elders Savings and Credit Cooperative Society – SACCO Limited has lost at least 399.7 million shillings to fraud, a special financial audit has revealed. An audit report by Felbright and Company auditors read before the SACCO’s special general meeting convened in Masaka has revealed …

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Insurance premiums to increase as players cater for fraud

      Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Ugandans and companies buying insurance policies will likely pay higher premiums after insurance companies discovered widespread fraud by hospitals and some customers in the medical insurance side. The increased premium cost is a direct impact of fraud in insurance with insurers …

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Hospitals face termination by insurance companies over fraud

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several hospitals face termination from serving clients who have health insurance policies after insurance companies accused them of fraud. This comes after The Uganda Insurers Association (UIA)-commissioned a fraud survey in 2018/19 financial year that found wide-spread cheating with hospitals putting in fictitious claims. …

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UCA managers embroiled in office abuse scandal

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Tension is high in the top leadership of Uganda Cooperative Alliance Limited –UCA amidst accusations of fraud, impersonation and abuse of office, among others. The tension climaxed on Monday morning when the UCA general secretary, Ivan Asiimwe forcefully broke into his office where he …

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THIS WEEK: Tycoon Shumuk fraud file goes missing

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kampala tycoon Shukla Babubhai Mukesh was last week charged with fraud and now his file has gone missing from police, reports say. Mukesh commonly known as Shumuk is the boss behind Shumuk Aluminium Industries and was facing 13 counts ranging from forgery, uttering false …

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Man charged over Nigerian ‘First Lady’ email scam

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP | A 48-year-old man appeared in court on Monday accused of attempting to defraud people around the world of $20.5 million by pretending to be Nigeria’s First Lady. Julius Anyawu Uche was charged with 10 offences under cybercrimes legislation after scam emails were sent in the …

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