Mbayo was last week arrested while receiving a bribe of 500,000 Shilling from Lt. Edrine Ochieng, a soldier who was developing his plot of land located at plot 16 along Naranbhai road in Jinja central division.
Jinja municipality councillors have signed a petition to censor
the Secretary for Works, Bernard Mbayo.
Mbayo was last week arrested while receiving a bribe of 500,000 Shilling from
Lt. Edrine Ochieng, a soldier who was developing his plot of land located at
plot 16 along Naranbhai road in Jinja central division.
He was later detained at Jinja CPS on charges of obtaining money through false pretence.
The councillors who handed over their petition to the Deputy Mayor, Medius
Mbabazi during Wednesday’s special council meeting argue that Mayor’s alleged
acts have caused embarrassment.
Nasser Ashiraf, a councillor representing Jinja Central East parish says that
the public has started labelling them corrupt which has deterred them from
walking freely through the different streets of the town.
//cue in: “as Jinja municipal…
Cue out…for the bribes,”.
Faruwa Kitakule, the councillor representing Magwa parish councillor says that
the petition is aimed distancing councillors from the actions of their
He, however, adds that their petition warrants council to accord Mbayo a fair
hearing before relieving him of his duties.
//cue in: “Tusaininze…
Molson Bizitu, the municipality speaker says that the mayor will be
given an opportunity to investigate the actions of Mbayo before defending himself
to the councillors.
He adds that 14 councillors signed the petition, which is the required quorum.