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Kaberamaido leaders caught up in corruption scandal

By Emmanuel Opio

Added 12th April 2019 02:24 PM

In an interview with the New Vision, Shika cited Peter Erisu Emwos, the town clerk and David Oswald Einyu, the LC3 town council chairperson as lead persons to be investigated.

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David Oswald Einyu, the accused LC3 of Kaberamaido Town Council speaking during a recent UNRA regional meeting held at One Hotel in Soroti. Photo by Emmanuel Opio.

In an interview with the New Vision, Shika cited Peter Erisu Emwos, the town clerk and David Oswald Einyu, the LC3 town council chairperson as lead persons to be investigated.

CORRUPTION 

KABERAMAIDO - Leaders of Kaberamaido Town Council are likely to face the wrath of the law if investigations by Anti-Corruption unit lead by Edith Nakalema, find them guilty of the corruption allegations labeled against them.

In his letter dated, March 29, 2019, Iddi Shika, the councilor of Majengo ward in Kaberamaido Town council petitioned the Anti-Corruption Unit to investigate the top leadership of Kaberamaido town council over mismanagement of many government properties.

In an interview with the New Vision, Shika cited Peter Erisu Emwos, the town clerk and David Oswald Einyu, the LC3 town council chairperson as lead persons to be investigated.

He accused the duo over sale of government land to Pentecostal Assembly of God at over sh3m on January 16, 2019, without council approval, mismanagement of over sh7m received from Post Bank for lease of land and mismanagement of over sh1.5m generated from public toilets in parks.

Shika in his petition also challenged the Anti-corruption unit to investigate the internal audit query dated May 30, 2017, about motor cycle LG0044-46 for the office of the town council chairperson, repaired without inspection report from the mechanical engineer yet the motorcycle has remained grounded since then.

“During the financial year, works department received over sh36m for road works but only 1.6km was worked on, yet the report shows the money was only spent on fuel because all the road equipment was given by the district.” the petition read.

Other councilors who preferred anonymity, blamed the accused leaders for deciding to work behind doors at the expense of the locals.

However, David Oswald Einyu rubbished the allegations as political malice against him but declined to give details to his defense.

Attempts to get a comment from Peter Erisu Emwos were futile as his telephone contact known to New Vision was not available by press time.

The Anti-corruption Act states that a public official who knowingly misuses or allows public property entrusted to his or her care to be misused, abused or left unprotected, commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a term of imprisonment not exceeding three years or a fine not exceeding seventy two currency points or both.

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