The Inspector General of Government (IGG) Beti Namisango Kamya has kicked off investigations into alleged corruption and nepotism in Kampala Capital City Authorities (KCCA), Lord Mayor Ssalongo Erias Lukwago’s office and the offices of the five Divisions that make up the city authority.
Multiple credible sources in the IGG’s office have revealed that the investigations follow a whistle blowers’ complaint to the office of the IGG that there is a lot of corruption and nepotism in the office of the Lord Mayor and division mayors.
The whistle blower alleges that Lord Mayor Lukwago, Ali Mulyanyama of Makindye, Emmanuel Sserunjogi Owedembe of Kawempe, Salim Uhuru of Kampala Central Division and Paul Mugambe of Nakawa have employed their relatives in their offices.
He claimed that the political heads of the Authority at the end of the month deduct some money on their pay which he insists is corruption.
Early this year, Kamya wrote to the Lord Mayor and Division mayors asking them to defend themselves.
Makindye’s Mulyanyama and Kawempe’s Sserujongi accepted to have received the letters.
Sources in the IGG’s office disclosed that last week’s meeting between officials from the office of the IGG led by Kamya, the Lord Mayor and the Executive Director Dorothy Kisaka at city hall was about the ongoing investigations.
Sources divulged that detectives from the IGG have picked suitable evidence which they think will help them in the ongoing investigations.
However, one of the Division mayors who asked us not to reveal him accepted to have employed his relative which he insists is not a crime. He argued that he fears to employ other people of the overwhelming poison scare in the country.
Kabuye Kyofatogabye, the State Minister for Kampala insisted that there is corruption and nepotism at KCCA and welcomed the investigations.
He defended president Museveni’s allegations that he stopped the borrowing of billions of money for the Authority to purchase Tondeka buses from abroad and guided that the buses be purchased from Kira motors.
However, Lord Mayor Lukwago laughed at Museveni insisting that corruption starts at his home backyard in the State House where all stupid deals are made.
When contacted, Ali Munira, the Public Relations Officer at the office of the IGG asked for more time to consult from those carrying out the investigations to establish how far they had reached.
By Sengooba Alirabaki
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