They were arrested on Wednesday on the orders of Peter Ogwang, the State Minister for Economic Monitoring in the Office of the President for corruption and negligence of duties.
The others are Deogratius Byakagaba, the district Education officer and Hillary Agondeze, the district water Engineer.
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine region Police spokesperson confirmed the release of the district officials on police bond.
Seven Kikuube district officials who were arrested for alleged
corruption and abuse of office have been released on police bond.
The officials are Flavia Nabwire, the Assistant Chief
Administrative Officer, Emmy Arinaitwe, the District Engineer, Julian Kusiima,
the Chief Finance Officer, Moses Irumba, the district internal officer and
Nicholas Kwikiriza, the District Health Officer.
The others are Deogratius Byakagaba, the district Education
officer and Hillary Agondeze, the district water Engineer.
They were arrested on Wednesday on the orders of Peter Ogwang, the
State Minister for Economic Monitoring in the Office of the President for corruption
and negligence of duties.
It is alleged that they failed to supervise the construction of
the various government projects that led to shoddy works and loss of taxpayer’s
The officials allegedly connived and diverted 1.2 Billion
Shillings meant for the construction of the Kikuube district headquarters in
2017. However out of the 1.2 billion
shillings, the officials diverted 360 Million Shillings to procure two
vehicles, 270 Million Shillings for procurement of land and the balance could
not be accounted for by the officials.
It is also alleged that the officials only renovated the old
buildings that are currently accommodating the district headquarters instead of
constructing new structures.
While monitoring the various government projects in the district,
Ogwang further discovered that at Nyairongo Seed School in Kabwoya Sub County,
the classroom block that was constructed at 1.8 Billion Shillings had defects
before it was commissioned yet the district officials had paid the contractor
98% of the money.
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine region police spokesperson said that
the arrested district officials were released on Thursday evening after they
He however says the officials will be reporting to police as
investigations into the alleged corruption and abuse of office cases put
against them are ongoing.
The minister also toured education, water and sanitation projects
but they were found in an appalling state despite being funded by the