Top Story! Three MPs Detained as Corruption Probe Deepens

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Police have detained three Members of Parliament who were summoned on Monday morning to the Criminal Investigation Directorate in Kibuli.

Parliament’s Legal Committee vice chairperson, Yusuf Mutembuli; Lwengo Woman MP, Cissy Namujju and Busiki County MP, Paul Akamba are being held together at Kira Police Division cells.

“Our three colleagues have unfortunately been transferred from Kibuli to Kira Division for further management of their cases,” a dependable source told us on Monday night.

According to Chimpreports, two of the accused were quizzed over their roles in the Budget Committee of Parliament that they were previously members of.

One of the legislators reportedly had some underhand dealings with Kenyans during the processing of the Petroleum Supplies Amendment Bill in November 2023.

“Parliament is becoming a marketplace of deals for some MPs. There was a plot to sabotage the Petroleum Supplies Amendment Bill and there are people who positioned themselves to benefit from it at the expense of Ugandans,” said the source.

Meanwhile, another MP is said to have collected huge sums of money from various agencies while still serving as a member of the Budget committee.

The said legislator bought an expensive SUV and personalized its number plate.

It is also said that the same legislator has erected big construction projects and also wanted to buy a property in the U.S. at USD$3 million.

The summons followed President Museveni’s revelation during the State of the Nation Address last week that he had evidence on the corrupt syndicate from the Ministry of Finance to Parliament.

“I have been hearing that from the Ministry of Finance, they collude with the accounting officers of ministries to come to Parliament working with some people there (Parliament) to provide certain funds, provided you take a share. I didn’t believe this but now I have proof,” said Museveni on Thursday.

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