24 November 2012

Uganda: KCCA Boss Musisi Vows to Fire More Corrupt Staff

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Kampala — Kampala Capital City Authority executive director Jennifer Musisi has interdicted Rubaga Division Town Clerk James Luyimbazi on suspicion of fraud in which the Authority lost millions of shillings.

Luyimbazi has joined a list of top seven senior KCCA officials, who have been interdicted by Musisi, in less than three months, over graft claims.

Those interdicted include Ivan Katongole, the deputy director for physical planning, Michael Nsereko, a senior consultant, Mesach Mubiru, the health director and Paul Mudanye, a solid waste engineer. Others are Badru Muyingo, Musa Mukalazi and Kyota Mulani all from the directorate of revenue and treasury.

According to a source, Luyimbazi's interdiction followed several complaints from the public, accusing him of soliciting for bribes.

"Recently, the executive director asked him to explain his involvement in dubious deals, but Luyimbazi denied. She cautioned him about it," said the source.

Three days later, Luyimbazi was nabbed getting a sh300,000 bribe from Swaibu Matovu, a resident of Masanafu, according to the source.

Musisi confirmed the interdiction.

"It is true I interdicted him because he was found red-handed receiving a bribe. I don't associate with corrupt individuals. More officials will lose their jobs soon over fraud," Musisi said on Thursday.

She advised the public to report KCCA employees, who solicit for bribes in exchange for services. Musisi said in less than three months, over 30 KCCA officials have been interdicted over fraud claims.

Luyimbazi was arrested, interrogated for about two hours and later charged for corruption and abuse of office.

Jacob Lukambuzi, the KCCA's head of monitoring and inspection Unit, said Luyimbazi is among the top KCCA officials being investigated for allegedly selling receipts to property owners and approving illegal structural plans.

The Inspector General of Government is also probing claims of ghost payments by KCCA officials to different individuals and private firms.

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