By Our Reporter
The Minister for Karamoja Affairs is to be produced in court today, 6th March, 2023 to answer to charges of corruption and conspiracy to commit a felony.
The charges against Hon. Kitutu Mary Goretti Kimono were consented to by the Director of Public Prosecutions, Jane Frances Abodo last evening, 5th March, 2023.
Kitutu is accused of diverting iron sheets meant for the Karamoja Community Empowerment Programme and shared them amongst fellow ministers with some of them found at her village home in Manafwa district.
In a statement released by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) yesterday, Abodo directed police to produce the embattled Minister in court today to take plea.
The development comes just a day after detectives arrested the Minister in Parliament for refusing to take oath while appearing before a Parliamentary Probe Committee on Tuesday.
Legislators from Karamoja sub region have been calling for the immediate arrest of Kitutu and her Deputy, Agnes Nandutu for allegedly diverting iron sheets and goats meant for the Karamoja region.