KyenjojoKabarole- Police in Kyenjojo District are investigating five Kyenjojo Town Council officials, including the town clerk, for allegedly embezzling Shs110 million which was meant for the construction of Kajara Road in Kyenjojo Town.
Rwenzori region CIID officer Lawrence Okello said Ms Betty Tinka, the town clerk Mr Jackson Rujumba, the cashier Mr Andrew Businge, the town engineer and the finance officer allegedly connived to steal the money.
He said investigations show that the government released Shs110 million for the tarmacking of Kajara Road which was not done. Mr Okello said the officials had initially abandoned their offices in an attempt to evade arrest but they later appeared before the regional CIID in Fort portal Town on September 24, where they recorded statements and were released on police bond.
Mr Okello said the suspects will soon be taken to court when police finalise investigations.
However, the officials have denied the charges. The town clerk, Ms Tinka, told Daily Monitor that the allegations against them are false. “We did not swindle the money. The money was spent appropriately,” she said.
She also claimed she was not aware of the charges that police had preferred against her.
SOURCE: Daily Monitor