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It is alleged that Kembabazi verbally gave directives after she had personally stormed the offices and threatened to take action against the Human Resource Officers if they failed to abide by the instructions she claimed to have gotten from the fountain of honor.
President Museveni's Assistant Private Secretary Caroline Kembabazi appearing at Buganda Road Court on Thursday.


Buganda Road Magistrates Court has remanded a Private Secretary to President Yoweri Museveni on charges of giving false information to officials of the Electoral Commission.

Carolin Kembabazi, 31, a resident of Kireka in Kiira Division of Wakiso District on Thursday afternoon  appeared before Grade One Magistrate Gladys Kamasanyu  who read to her the charges.

The Prosecution alleges that Kembabazi used her position and lied to the Human Resource Officers at the  Electoral Commission that Museveni had assigned her to tell the officials  to give jobs to three of her relatives to be deployed as Assistant District Registrars which was not true.

The three are:  Kenneth Magezi, Duncan Muramuzi and Elia Abomeire.

According to the evidence before the court, the State contends that  Kembabazi committed the said offenses between November and December, 2020  at the Electoral Commission headquarters in Kampala.

But the composed looking Kembabazi denied the charges and attempted to apply for bail but her application couldn't be entertained due to limited time.

As a result, the State Attorney Elizabeth Nandala asked court to adjourn the matter adding that inquiries are complete and therefore a hearing date should be set.

Accordingly, Kamasanyu remanded Kembabazi up to January 6 2021 when the hearing will commence.

According to the reports from the State House Anti Corruption Unit which arrested  Kembabazi, her troubles started when one of the senior Staff in the Human Resource department at the Electoral Commission asked for their intervention saying that she had intimidated and pressurized them to give jobs to her relatives.

It is alleged that Kembabazi verbally gave directives after she had personally  stormed the offices and threatened to take action against the Human Resource Officers if they failed to abide by the instructions she had got from the fountain of honor.

As a result, the detectives attached to Lt Col Edith Nakalema's led State House Anti Corruption Unit went to EC offices  from where they reportedly found Kembabazi grilling the Human Resource Officers.

She was immediately arrested and  later released on police bond that day until  her re-arrest  this morning when she had returned to comply with bond conditions.