District Service Commissioners Arrested for Alleged Bribery

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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.
22 Jul 2019 17:43
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. 

Police 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.