Museveni’s secretary remanded over intimidating Electoral Commission to give jobs to her relatives

BY: Eyalama In News, Politics On

The Buganda Road Chief Magistrate’s court has remanded President Yoweri Museveni’s private secretary Caroline Kembabazi on charges of giving false information to the Electoral Commission in an attempt to secure jobs for her three relatives in the institution.

Kembabazi, 31, a resident of Kireka in Kiira Division of Wakiso district, on Thursday afternoon appeared before Grade One magistrate Gladys Kamasanyu who read to her the charges.

Prosecution alleges that Kembabazi used her position and lied to the human resource officers at the Electoral Commission that Museveni had directed her to secure jobs for her relatives; Kenneth Magezi, Duncan Muramuzi and Elia Abomeire to be deployed as assistant district registrars whereas not.

According to evidence before the court, the state contends that Kembabazi committed the said offences between November and December 2020 at the Electoral Commission headquarters in Kampala. The composed-looking Kembabazi denied the charges and attempted to apply for bail but her application couldn’t be entertained due to limited time.

Uganda

Confirmed
40,426
+18
Deaths
334
Recovered
15,052
Active
25,040
Last updated: March 4, 2021 - 7:29 pm (+00:00)

As a result, the state attorney Elizabeth Nandala asked court to adjourn the matter, adding that inquiries are complete and therefore a hearing date should be set. Accordingly, Kamasanyu remanded Kembabazi up to January 6, 2021, when the hearing will commence.

According to reports from the State House Anti Corruption Unit which arrested Kembabazi, her troubles started when one of the senior staff in the human resource department at the Commission asked for their intervention, saying that Kembabazi had intimidated and pressurized them to give jobs to her relatives.

Kenya

Confirmed
107,329
+528
Deaths
1,870
+4
Recovered
87,099
Active
18,360
Last updated: March 4, 2021 - 7:29 pm (+00:00)

It is alleged that Kembabazi verbally gave the directives after she personally stormed the offices and threatened to take action against the human resource officers if they failed to abide by the alleged instructions she had got from the fountain of honour.

As a result, the detectives attached to Lt Col Edith Nakalema’s led State House Anti Corruption Unit went to EC offices from where they reportedly found Kembabazi grilling the human resource officers.

Rwanda

Confirmed
19,198
Deaths
265
Recovered
17,569
Active
1,364
Last updated: March 4, 2021 - 7:29 pm (+00:00)

She was immediately arrested and later released on police bond that day until her re-arrest on Thursday when she returned to comply with bond conditions.

Add your comments:

Download Our News App Here

You may also read!

Diana Nabatanzi is a Slow Lover – Tycoon Lwasa Opens Up After Introduction

Masaka Tycoon Emmanuel Lwasa has hit at now ex-lover, Diana Nabatanzi, after being introduced by his new wife, Angel

Read More...

Kenyatta takes charge of East African Community

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday committed to ensure a more united and prosperous East African Community (EAC) as

Read More...

FORTEBET DONATES 29,4M TO NAJJEERA HOSPITAL

Fortebet has further cemented its promise of giving back to Ugandans!This was again demonstrated on Tuesday when Fortebet donated

Read More...

Mobile Sliding Menu