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PAC wants Muhakanizi prosecuted over financial loss

By Moses Kyeyune. The Public Accounts Committee of Parliament has recommended for the investigation and prosecution of Keith Muhakanizi, the Permanent Secretary to Treasury for causing financial loss to the tax payers’ money. This comes at a time Parliament reconvenes tomorrow to consider the report by PAC on the accountability sector for the year 2014/15. In their report to Parliament, the committee chaired by Soroti Woman MP Angeline Osegge observed that there were several unjustifiable payments on the treasury during the year 2014/15 that were characterized by collusion and forgery. For instance, during the period under review, the Auditor General noted that Shs 114 was paid out from Treasury operations to various beneficiaries in respect of court awards and compensations. …

Over 15 arrested in KCCA operation against street vendors

By Ritah Kemigisa Over 15 street vendors have this morning been arrested in a raid on the streets of Kampala by the Kampala Capital city authority law enforcement officers together with police. This follows a directive by the minister for Kampala Betty Kamya to all street vendors to vacate the streets of Kampala and move into gazetted markets around the city. The KCCA police commandant SSP Kitumwa Rusoke says police wants to ensure business people in arcades stop lamenting. The operations were conducted on different roads among them; Luwum Street, Namirembe road, William Street, Nabugabo, Nakasero and Ben Kiwanuka Street. Vendors had since returned to streets after the city authority Jennifer Musisi tendered in her resignation letter. Related Stories………… KCCA to …

I am not scared – Muhakanizi

By Moses Kyeyune. The Permanent Secretary, Secretary to Treasury Keith Muhakanizi says he is not scared by PAC recommendations to have him sanctioned. The Secretary to the Treasury has been responding to a report by the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament that holds him liable for financial loss and collusion in settling court awards. The committee faulted him for making payments of up to shs 53.4bn without evidence of court directives. However, speaking to KFM in a telephone interview, Muhakanizi says that the MPs should look at the amount of interest on court cases he has managed to save from the shoulder of the government, rather than rushing to impose sanctions on mandamus. He also says that all decisions to …

Police officer charged for aiding suspect’s escape from police cells

By Ruth Anderah.  Police officer attached to Kira Road police station has been charged before City Hall Court for aiding a suspect to escape from police cells. Detective sergeant Tenywa George 31 years and a resident of Kira road police barracks charged before a grade one magistrate Patrick Talisuna and denied the allegations against him. Prosecution led by Lydia Batiibwe states that D/Sgt Tenywa on October 14th 2018 at Kira road police station aided a one Tonny Kaddu Mukasa to escape from lawful custody at Kira road police station. Detective Tenywa has been granted a non court bond of one  million shillings after producing before court two substantial people who stood sureties for him. He is ordered to return to …

Boy drowns at Mestil hotel, Manger arrested

By Ritah Kemigisa. Police have arrested the general manager for Mestil Hotel in Nsambya to explain circumstances under which a 13 year old boy drowned and died at their hotel. The Kampala metropolitan police spokesperson Luke Oweyesigyire says the manager has been detained at Kabalagala police station as investigations into the young boy’s death continue. Oweyesigyire says police rushed to the scene following a call from a concerned parent last evening but unfortunately could not rescue him alive. He says the body of the deceased boy has since been taken to the city mortuary at Mulago hospital for postmortem. Oweyesigyire has now asked parents and hotel attendants to work together in protecting children near swimming pools and related water bodies …