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HAPPENING! Three Ugandan MPs Charged At Anti-Corruption Court, Kololo

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Bunyole East MP Yusuf Mutembuli, his Busiki counterpart Paul Akamba, and Lwengo District Woman MP Cissy Dionizia Namujju have been arraigned before the Anti-Corruption Court in Kampala this afternoon, 12th June, 2024.

 

The trio that appeared before Chief Magistrate, Joan Aciro were formally charged over an alleged budget corruption scandal involving Parliament and Finance Ministry.

 

Court records indicate they solicited a percentage share of the Uganda Human Rights Commission’s 2024/25 budget, promising to influence its increase. The trio has pleaded not guilty.

 

The trio was detained on Monday before detectives yesterday spent hours searching their respective homes in Kampala and Wakiso districts.

 

It is alleged that the 3 on May 11th, 2024 at Hotel Africana solicited from Mariam Wangadya the chairperson of the Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC), an undue advantage of 20% of the anticipated enhanced budget of her commission for the financial year 2024/ 2025.

 

They are alleged to have promised to exert influence over the decision making of the budget committee of parliament to increase the commission budget.

 

The alleged have appeared before Chief Magistrate Anti-Corruption Court Joan Aciro, and they have all pleaded not guilty.

 

By Press time, they were applying for bail through a team of lawyers led by Member of Parliament of Bugiri Municipality Asuman Basalirwa.

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