Namisindwa Resident District Commissioner, Moses Kigai Wamoto confirmed the arrest of the duo but declined to divulge details. "We have them, I will call you and brief you on the matter,” he told URN and hang up his phone.
Two members of
Namisindwa District Commission have been arrested for allegedly soliciting
bribes from applicants.
The suspects are Apollo Wopicho, the Chairperson Namisindwa
District Service Commission and Alex Wonekha, a member of the Commission.
The other suspect is Desmond Wekwanya, a Records Assistant at
Namisindwa District. Namisindwa Resident District Commissioner, Moses
Kigai Wamoto confirmed the arrest of the trio.
He says Wekwanya was arrested because he has been the conduit
between the Commissioners and the applicants. Wamoto said they are
yet to arrest more suspects involved in the scandal. “We are yet to arrest more of the people who were involved in
getting bribes from the applicants,” he said.
The arrest of the trio follows the unrest in Namisindwa
following the recent recruitment by the District Service Commission. Tension
has been building in Namisindwa following demands by residents for the
dismissal of the District Service Commission members for alleged bribery.
Last week, some parents and applicants stormed Namisindwa
District Service Commission members of conning them of their money with
promises of hiring them. Some of the applicants reportedly paid up to Shillings 2
million to the District Commission Members to secure jobs in vain.
also arrested Fred Tsekoko, after Scovia Mugala, a resident of Rwahaha Town
Council filed a complaint implicating him for soliciting a bribe of Shillings 2
million to help her secure a job as an enrolled midwife.
Bureau Chief Elgon/Bukedi