It is alleged that the duo at Mukamanayamba Factory, solicited and obtained a bribe from the branch Manager as an inducement to write a favourable report about the factory
CRIME | UNBS
Officials from the Uganda National Bureau of Standards, who were arrested for soliciting a bribe of sh3m from Mukamanayamba Factory, have been released on bail.
Shaka Vitalis, an inspector and Norman Mwamula, a surveillance officer all employed at UNBS Mbarara Regional Office, have been ordered by the Anti-corruption grade one magistrate Moses Nabende to deposit a cash bail of sh1m before getting their temporary freedom.
The two are battling corruption charges. It is alleged that on August 6, 2020, the duo at Mukamanayamba Factory Kibutama branch in Kabwohe, Sheema District, directly solicited and obtained a bribe from the branch Manager as an inducement to write a favourable report about the factory and not close it after inspection.
They were arrested on their third visit, as they had allegedly gone to collect the balance of the bribe.
Prosecution alleges that the duo first found the factory's hygiene wanting and told the manager to give them sh10m so that they give him a grace period of three weeks to clean up the factory before they write a report.