District Chief Administrative Officer James Luyimba and the Rubirizi Principal Human
Resource Office Doreen Tusiime have been arrested by the office of the
Inspectorate of Government.
The two are
accused of abuse of office, embezzling funds, and causing financial loss to the
Luyimba was picked
by a team of Detectives from his current station in Butebo District while
Tusiime was picked from Rubirizi district.
was the Chief Administrative officer Rubirizi district between 2019 and 2020 is
accused of conniving with Tusiime the Principal human resource officer in
Charge of salaries and pensions to defraud the government.
the Mbarara regional Inspector says they received a complaint from a whistleblower
who had retired from civil service and was waiting for his gratuity of 28
He says the whistleblower
reported that the principal Human Resource Officer (Tusiime) had asked him to
cooperate and allow her to deposit 40 million shillings instead of 28 million
shillings then withdraw 12 million shillings and give it to her.
He says this
sparked an investigation into the Rubirizi district payroll where they
discovered that 78 newly recruited primary school teachers had received money
above their salary scale.
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that during their investigations they discovered that out of the 78 teachers
that received the excess money, 23 returned 26 million shillings to her through
mobile money while others returned 73 million to her in cash.
This he says, is what the teachers openly told the investigators.
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also accused of including her sister Mercy Mpiirwe on the government payroll as
a secondary school teacher at St. Michael High School and paying 15 million
shillings for one year which was well known to the accounting officer Luyimbazi.
Mpiirwe has also been arrested and these will appear in the Anti-Corruption
court in Kampala to answer to charges of abuse of office, embezzling funds, and
causing financial loss to the government.
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According to the 2018 IGG’s report titled
Bi-annual Inspectorate performance Report to parliament that was based on the
complaints raised by citizens against district officials, Rubirizi was ranked
the least corrupt district followed by Ntoroko while Kampala and Wakiso ranked