Kwesiga is accused of failing to account for 5.8 million shillings that was released in 2018/2019 financial year to clear fuel debt at Total Fuel Station Kabale branch as well as 7.8 million shillings to rehabilitate an 8-kilometre Habikenzi-Kakyenaga-Hakishenyi road, 10 million shillings for roofing a multipurpose hall and 3.3 million shillings for councilors ex gratia.
The Nyamweru sub-county chief Vivian Kwesiga has been arrested for
allegedly embezzling 45 million shillings.
He was arrested on Monday at the sub county headquarters where he had gone to hand over office to
his successor, Elias Tumukuratiire.
Kwesiga is accused of failing to account for 5.8 million shillings
that was released in 2018/2019 financial year to clear fuel debt at Total Fuel
Station Kabale branch as well as 7.8 million shillings to rehabilitate an 8-kilometre
Habikenzi-Kakyenaga-Hakishenyi road and 10 million shillings for roofing a
As Kwesiga was preparing to handover, sub-county leaders led by
David Karindugu Twinobusingye, Sub-county LCIII chairperson stormed the sub-county
headquarters and held him hostage.
Karindugu says that they petitioned the office of the Chief Administrative
Officer to freeze the sub-county bank accounts, however, they were dismayed
after realizing that Kwesiga continued accessing it and withdrawing more funds
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Gereva Mujuni, sub-county youth chairperson accuses Kwesiga of embezzling 3.3 million shillings meant to pay councillors ex gratia for the last 10 months.
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Elly Mucuncuzi, the Rubanda
District Principal Assistant Secretary says that Kwesiga will be compelled to
refund all the funds he allegedly embezzled.
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However, Kwesiga says that he paid all the money to the contractor
who was supposed to supply iron sheets, windows and doors of the multipurpose
hall. He, however, failed to show documents.
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This is not the first time Kwesiga is implicated in swindling
government funds. In August 2012, Kwesiga who was the then Kashambya sub-county
chief, now in Rukiga district was arrested for swindling 9.8 million shillings meant
to pay LCI and LC II chairpersons.