The arrest follows a tip-off from residents about the roadworks that were incomplete even after spending 210 million Shillings. Preliminary investigations indicated that all the four sections reportedly worked on by the district were bushy and inaccessible.
The blackout started just moments before the address which was earlier on planned to start at midday. According to the Umeme Spokesperson, Stephen Illungole, there was a problem at the Owen Falls Dam, where the water hyacinth reportedly blocked the turbines.Illungole says that this could partly be related to the overflow from the lake.
Stanley Eroku, the Spokesperson Statehouse Anti- Corruption Unit, says the CAO fled arrest when the unit interrogated officers from Lango sub region last year.
“He has been hiding since March last year but we managed to arrest him yesterday. He will be produced to court soon and details of his case shall be availed shortly”, Eroku said on phone.
Mbaagwa was arrested by the State House Anti- Corruption Unit from his office this morning after he allegedly failed to turn up for questioning last month. Napak District Police Commander Michael Ongica told URN that the CAO had been summoned in connection to allegations of corruption, diversion of government funds and embezzlement involving nine other officials from Alebtong District.
Nakalema noted that her visit was informed by several complaints especially regarding issues at Moroto Regional Referral Hospital and boreholes that were allegedly not drilled. Other concerns were illegal recruitment of staff, misplaced priorities affecting smooth operations in the hospital and procurement-related issues.
Tension was already high by Monday evening when official communication came in indicating that the team would be meeting Moroto District Officials today. By 12:30pm, Moroto Chamber Hall, the venue for the meeting was almost empty as officers scattered to make consultations in small groups of three to five people.