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Jinja Municipal Councillors File Petition to Censor Works Secretary

Mbayo was last week arrested while receiving a bribe of 500,000 Shilling from Lt. Edrine Ochieng, a soldier who was developing his plot of land located at plot 16 along Naranbhai road in Jinja central division.
Nasser Ashiraf, addressing council on the reasons for their petition.

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Jinja municipality councillors have signed a petition to censor the Secretary for Works, Bernard Mbayo.  

Mbayo was last week arrested while receiving a bribe of 500,000 Shilling from Lt. Edrine Ochieng, a soldier who was developing his plot of land located at plot 16 along Naranbhai road in Jinja central division. 

He was later detained at Jinja CPS on charges of obtaining money through false pretence. 

The councillors who handed over their petition to the Deputy Mayor, Medius Mbabazi during Wednesday’s special council meeting argue that Mayor’s alleged acts have caused embarrassment.

Nasser Ashiraf, a councillor representing Jinja Central East parish says that the public has started labelling them corrupt which has deterred them from walking freely through the different streets of the town. 

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Faruwa Kitakule, the councillor representing Magwa parish councillor says that the petition is aimed distancing councillors from the actions of their colleague. 

He, however, adds that their petition warrants council to accord Mbayo a fair hearing before relieving him of his duties. 

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Molson Bizitu, the municipality speaker says that the mayor will be given an opportunity to investigate the actions of Mbayo before defending himself to the councillors. 

He adds that 14 councillors signed the petition, which is the required quorum. 

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