By Markson Omagor
The State House official arrested last week for pressurizing Electoral Commission to give her relatives jobs has an interesting profile.
Caroline Kembabazi, the Assistant Private Secretary to the President will also be appearing before Buganda Road Court today at 2:00PM.
Kembabazi allegedly intimidated and pressurized the human resource officer of the EC to give jobs to her relatives.
Kembabazi was last week arrested by police detectives attached to the SHACU at the EC offices where she allegedly stormed the place and threatened to take action against the human resource officers over failure to offer jobs to two relatives.
The detectives found her still grilling the officials, arrested her, and took her to the unit.
She was grilled for some time and told to write a statement. She was however released on Police bond and told to report back for further questioning.
It was indicated that the senior staff in the human resource department who were embarrassed by Kembabazi’s statements called State House for intervention but they referred them to the Anti-Corruption Unit which immediately sent a team that arrested her.
The EC spokesperson, Paul Bukenya recently confirmed the incident saying a senior official at the Office of the President had put the workers at ransom demanding two offers for her relatives.
Col. Edith Nakalema, the head of the unit also confirmed the arrest of a senior secretary to the President saying that she does not spare anybody reported as regards allegations of corruption and other related crime.
WHO IS KEMBABAZI
Caroline Kembabazi works in State House as President’s Assistant Private Secretary on Poverty Alleviation. She joined State House in 2017, according to information this website accessed on her LinkedIn account.
But before joining State House, Kembabazi worked as a Project Development Coordinator at Environmental Consultants located at NTINDA, Kisasi Road, Kampala.
She acquired her Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration at Uganda Christian University where she passed with flying colors getting Second class upper.