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Kyambogo University Officials In Court Tomorrow

Seven members of the Kyambogo University Council who were arrested last week are expected in court tomorrow after efforts by the Inspectorate of Government to have them charged today failed.
Seven members of the Kyambogo University Council who were arrested last week are expected in court tomorrow after efforts by the Inspectorate of Government to have them charged today failed.

 

 The officials, including the Acting Vice Chancellor Prof. Opuda Asibo, were arrested on Friday for allegedly violating the directives of the IGG but were released on police bond a day after.

 

IGG spokesperson Munira Ali says the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Richard Buteera had not yet consented to their charges before they could be taken to court.

 

Others include the Chairperson University Council Prof. John Okedi, Ham Mugyereza, the University Bursar, Sam Akorimo, the University Secretary and Christine Kyayonka, the Deputy Registrar in charge Admissions. Also arrested were Gonzaga Walubi, the Assistant Bursar and Julius Tumushabe, a Senior Accounts Assistant.

 

The seven are expected to report back to the Inspectorate at 10am for further directions including being taken to Anti Corruption Court to take plea.

 

IGG Justice Irene Mulyagonja said on Friday that the officials were arrested for disregarding her orders and that preliminary investigations implicated them for being responsible for causing administrative mismanagement and faulting the procurement process at the University.

 

They face charges ranging from abuse of office, conflict of interest to obstruction of IGG.

Apparently, the IGG cannot consent to their charge sheet and have them arraigned in court. This is because the Inspectorate is not fully constituted following last year’s land mark Constitutional Court ruling lodged by three senior cabinet ministers led by Sam Kutesa.

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