Jonan Munyambabazi, the Assistant Health Inspector for Kabale
Municipality has been arrested for allegedly obtaining a
bribe of 70,000 shillings.
Munyambabazi was arrested on Wednesday during an operation led by Emmanuel
Sentaro Byamugisha, the Mayor for Kabale Municipality and Ronald Kasheija,
the District Security Officer Kabale.
Byamugisha says that they intervened after being tipped last
week that he has been receiving bribes from residents and authorizing them to
set up illegal structures.
He says that they set him up
with police detectives who disguised as tenants willing to set up houses in
southern division. He says that detectives photocopied 70,000 shillings out the
150,000 shillings he was demanding.
Byamugisha says that cases of civil servants demanding for bribes
from people to provide services are common in Kabale Municipality.
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Munyambabazi is currently being held at Kabale Central Police
station as investigations into the matter continue.
This is not the first time a civil servant in Kigezi region has
been arrested for bribery allegations.
In 2017, Deogratius Tereraho, the Clerk in the Kisoro Chief
Magistrate's Court in Kisoro district was arrested for receiving a bribe of 50,000
shillings from Augustine Baryoora, a resident of Kanaba Sub County.
Julius Zaribugyire, the Clerk of Kabale Chief Magistrates Court
was also arrested for allegedly soliciting a bribe of 600,000 shillings from
Sylvia Kantwiiga and Edivina Ninsiima to process the bail application for
Joseph Owomugisha who was on remand at Ndorwa Government prison for assault.