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Incoming Cosase chairman wanted for corruption

Mubarak Munyagwa

Mubarak Munyagwa

Buganda Road court has summoned Kawempe South member of parliament Mubarak Munyagwa on corruption charges. The January 15 criminal summon was issued by the Buganda Road court Grade One magistrate, Moses Mushebebe Nabende.
"You are hereby commanded by the Uganda government to appear in this court on the 15th day of February 2019 at 9:00am or as soon as the case can be heard," reads the summon.

The corruption charges are related to a land deal gone bad during Munyagwa's tenure as Kawempe Division lord mayor. In April 2017, Munyagwa was sent to Luzira maximum security prison where he spent two nights for alleged failure to pay back Shs 100m he owed to John Baptist Maali.

Mali ran to court after Munyagwa failed to give him the land he had paid for on Kyadondo block 205, Plot 509 in Kawempe measuring 0.316 hectares. Maali says he asked Munyagwa to refund his money in vain.
Munyagwa was released after making a down payment of Shs 15 million and promising to pay the balance later. The criminal summons come at the backdrop of the contested leadership of the parliamentary committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (Cosase) which is investigating the closure and sell of seven commercial banks by the central bank.

Forum for Democratic Change nominated Munywagwa as Cosase chairperson deputised by Moses Kasibante. The duo is expected to take over from the current chairperson Abdu Katuntu and his vice, Anita Among whose tenure expired on January 13 but were granted an extension by speaker Rebecca Kadaga amidst protestations from FDC. 


+1 #1 Mubiru 2019-02-07 18:51
This is the lowest of the low children's politics to deter the man from being want he wants to be.

I condemn corruption and all types of robbery in Uganda. But if corruption and rampant murders and day light stealing, are tolerated where the criminals are firmly connected to the untouchable (themselves thieves and murderers) why should the unconnected or loosely connected like Munywagwas be penalized to pay for the sins of thousands of the untouchable as a ruse to mislead the gullible world that Uganda never supports criminals when the opposite is the indelible fact and truth.

First get the Byakutagas who "disappeared" with millions of military funds before you victimize Munywagwa or else leave the man alone and enjoy,like others the fruits of corruption if at all he ever ate any money.

Thieves and murderers are "investigated" for ages and nothing ever comes out and they think that Uganda sufferers are idiots to accept anything. Nothing exists for ever.
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+3 #2 rubangakene 2019-02-07 18:55
Not another one? Does this mean every Ugandan is at the GAME?

Imagine this one intending to paint a picture of "holier than thou" under the auspices of COSASE.

When will this ever end; I begin to think that the saying "A good Ugandan is a dead one" might rightly describe our nation!
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+1 #3 Eric L 2019-02-07 19:23
Politics,Politics and Politricks.Very unfortunate for developing countries to engage in this type of intrigue while their masses wallow away in poverty, disease,ignorance and stuffs.

Why would this case be ignited now after the COSASE posting,was it not corruption before!!

I think this way of doing things is unfortunate for countries like Uganda,shame.
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-2 #4 Goodman Lord 2019-02-08 00:33
There are some people who write comments and you ask yourself what kind of reasoning they have. By bringing up this case at this time when Munyagwa is to take over COSASE, It means that Munyagwa is not fit to head this committe because he himself is a thief.

If he took somebody's money fraudulently on the land deal, how would you expect the public to trust him to handle the matters of the Bank of Uganda? He's a cone man. Full Stop!

He's even not fit to be in the parliament. he should be censored immediately unless he comes clean on this case.
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-1 #5 Odongkara 2019-02-08 08:51
Why are you not in parliament yourself if you are better than Munyagwa?

Are you saying those who voted him are idiots too?
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-1 #6 Odongkara 2019-02-08 08:56
Can I rightly think that the Courts in Uganda are being used as tools of oppression and repression?

I hate sin and all it's associates and I will not say Munyagwa is innocent and should not be in court but what raised my eyebrows is the timing always involved leaves me asking several questions.
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0 #7 Yawe 2019-02-08 11:47
Any one who opposes those EATING, exposes himself by exposing the "dents of corruption" in our current government, and will never escape unchecked.

Imagine the wealth plundered and looted by individuals which is meant for the resuscitation of this nation after years of war, has never been recovered.

And the culprits in most cases alway escape unchecked. we love Uganda and this is our Homeland. For God And My Country.
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+1 #8 Lakwena 2019-02-08 13:12
In other words to keep him off that office, Hon Munyagwa should ask Dr. Besigye.

To belittle and demonize Mugati wa butter further, the next to be brought upon him will be: terrorism, rape and murder allegations and/or charges.
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+1 #9 F.S.L.C. 2019-02-08 22:12

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+3 #10 Ugthinker 2019-02-08 22:29
Does failure to pay tantamount to corruption, just asking from a laymans stand point.

If it does, then the question of timing is self defeating because criminal records bureau (CRB) is compiled for this very reason!

So that those with dented characters can be isolated with justifiable reference.

Much as many of us like Munyagwa, time has come for us to demand those entrusted with public offices to be of character.

Otherwise we have all paid heavily as Ugandans for not questioning the Museveni groups criminal past when they came draped as a “liberators”!
It’s one good way of rewarding rectitude in our society.
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