The money was given to the health centre by the district for covid-19 and primary health care activities. Specifically, the money was meant to pay village health teams (VHTs) as their allowances and conducting some small activities at the health centre.
Police in Bulambuli district has today arrested
Vicente Wamimbi, the officer in charge of Bumageni health centre on allegations of
swindling 2.7 million shillings.
According to Amili Kamba, the deputy resident district
commission of Bulambuli, the money was given to the health centre by the
district for covid-19 and primary health care.
He adds that that same money was supposed to pay
village health teams (VHTs) as their allowances and conducting some small activities
at the health centre.
Kamba also says that the arrest follows complaints
which were raised by VHTs about not getting their allowances, for one year now, yet the money had already been released by the district.
He adds that as deputy RDC he summoned the officer-in charge
at his offices to explain where the money went, that is when he brought a list with
forged signatures of VHTs he claimed that he gave the money and they signed.
The deputy RDC says that seing the forgeries, he he ordered
police to arrest him and he is currently being detained at Bulambuli central
police station. Cue in ‘’omwami ono
yakwatibwa’’....................//Cue out .................’’ela nasinga
sente,’’//RDC on money Lug//
Rogers Taitika, the Elgon region police spokesperson,
has confirmed the incident saying that Wamimbi has already confessed to the theft and
is willing to pay back the money.
He warned government officials against engaging in
corruption saying that the long hand of the law will catch up with them.