Kanungu DAO Arrested for Embezzling District Funds


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The Kanungu District Senior Accounts Assistant (DAO) Charles Mugisha, has been arrested for allegedly embezzling funds worth Ugx77.320 million.

On Wednesday March 15thdetectives and officials attached to the Inspectorate of Government (IG) led by Sam Agaba, the IG in charge of Kigezi region arrested Mugisha for embezzlement.

According to Sam Agaba, Mugisha is alleged to have mismanaged 10.268 million Shillings meant to pay civil servants and also issuing false receipts.

Mugisha withdrew the money from the district bank account, according to investigations.   Mugisha also knowingly issued false receipts purporting to have received 67.052 million Shillings meant to facilitate various activities related to the Ebola disease fight instead of 218.840 million that was released by the government between May 1st and June 30th 2019,” he said.

Agabasaid that Mugisha will be transferred to Kampala to appear before Anti-Corruption Court where a ruling in the matter will be made. 

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