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According to the charge sheet prepared by Brenda Kimbugwe, Manager Prosecution in the Inspectorate of Government endorsed by Jane Frances Abodo, the Director Public Prosecution – DPP, the suspects caused the government a financial loss of more than Shillings 27.4 million between May 2015 and April 2016.
29 Apr 2021 07:42
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Three senior officials from Luweero District have appeared before the anti-corruption court grade one magistrate Abert Asiimmwe on charges of recommending ghost teachers for inclusion on the government payroll.

They are Christopher James Oketayot, the former Deputy Chief Administrative Officer – CAO; Bernard Okello the Principal Human Resource Officer, and Fred Tamale, the Internal Auditor. The trio is jointly charged together with David Constantine Kawuma, the Head Teacher of St. Kalooli Lwanga Secondary School Mulajje.



According to the charge sheet prepared by Brenda Kimbugwe, Manager Prosecution in the Inspectorate of Government endorsed by Jane Frances Abodo, the Director Public Prosecution – DPP, the suspects caused the government a financial loss of more than Shillings 27.4 million between May 2015 and April 2016.

The prosecution alleges that the accused authorized the inclusion of five ghost names on the Luweero district payroll. The ghost names are Peter Omara, Philemon Atiye, Benon Kagaba, Catherine Nakanwagi, and Hussein Kakeeto.


According to the prosecution, the accused abused their offices contrary to Section 11 (1) of the Anticorruption Act, 2009 as amended. The suspects also face an alternative count of Neglect of duty while David Constantine Kawuma is separately charged with abuse of office. 

It's alleged that in 2015, Kawuma wrote to the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education endorsing the said names as teachers of St. Kalooli S.S.S Mulajje, prejudicing the interests of his employer, the government of Uganda.

The accused persons pleaded not guilty to the charges and were released on cash bail of Shillings one million each and ordered to report back on May 25, 2021, after Phillip Munaaba, the Inspectorate Officer informed Court that investigations into the case are still ongoing.

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