July 20, 2024

4 arrested in connection with sale of Mosquito nets distribution materials


Nicholas Nankunda health assistant (checked shirt) with others at Kagadi CPS inquiry room

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Two health workers and other two store guards at Kabuga Health Centre 3 in Muhororo Sub County Kagadi district have been arrested on allegations of selling Ministry of Health property meant for distribution of Mosquito nets exercise.

The arrested are Nicholas Nankunda a Health Assistant at Kabuga Health Centre III, Albert Baguma George a staff, Ezekiel Mujuni and Medad Turyahebwa store guards at the same facility.

The suspects are said to have sold 40 pairs gumboots worth 800,000 shillings, 70 T-shirts meant for chairmen LCIs worth 800,000 shillings and 30 eplones meant for the distribution team in villages.

Odirah Byonanebye the Muhororo Sub County District Female councilor says that the acts and swiftness of the president’s envoy in Kagadi shows the extent at which she cares for all Ugandans especially in Kagadi district.

Odirah asks police to enforce more strict laws to safeguard against misuse and stealing government property

Lillian Ruteraho the Kagadi district RDC says that she got a tip off by the concerned citizen who wanted to know if the gumboots and others were meant for use during the concluded exercise.

Lillian said that stealing government property meant to benefit the community is illegal and criminal.

Lillian further says that the arrested will face the law in courts of law and they will have to return what they had sold in their full quantities.

Yesterday, 46 pairs of gumboots were recovered in Kyaterekera Sub County after the Sub County chief sold them but later returned them after the intervention of the RDC.

Efforts to speak to the exercise supervisor for Kagadi district Ms Robinah Kimbugwe were fruitless after she refused to speak to the media about the same.

The suspects have been charged with breaking of the stores and theft under case reference KDSD 34/23/03/2021 and are currently held at Kagadi Central Police station.


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