Kiwanuka was arrested in January and dragged to the anti corruption court for reportedly swapping two government vehicle engines without the consent of council. It is alleged that Kiwanuka, swapped the engine of a Toyota Hillux registration number LG 0001-77, belonging to the office of the district speaker and that of Ranger Ford UG-124R from the water department, with engines of a saloon car.
During a council meeting chaired by the town council speaker George Kateregga, councillors led by Kooki D ward representative Ali Bongo accused Martin Rodgers Ssentongo of conniving with other town council staff to embezzle funds collected in the town council which has affected service delivery.
Lyantonde district council spent more than 29 million shillings to repair two vehicles. Records indicate that at least 16 million was spent to replace the engine and 13 million was spent on repairing ISUZU registration Number LG 0082/ 41.
Francis Kiwanuka, the Lyantonde District Engineer, and Moses Ndawula Lyantonde Chief Finance Officer, are accused of switching double cabin engines with that of another car. An investigation conducted by the District Public Accounts Committee showed that the Engines of two vehicles belonging to the district had been changed without the approval of the district council.
Councillors led by Bongo Ddamulira of Kooki Ward D during a council meeting on Wednesday put the town clerk Martin Rogers Ssentongo to task to explain why he has failed to implement resolutions passed by council.
n this response, Moses Mugabi, the Lyantonde Chief Finance Officer noted that they have done nothing, since the officials had denied them access to their ranches. Mugabi also noted that some of the powerful individuals in government he didnt disclose also threatened him when he brought up the matter before the committee last year.