NRM officials arrested for swindling youth election funds

  • by Mary Ociiti
  • September 1, 2020

The ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) is investigating some of its officials accused of embezzling money meant to facilitate the just concluded youth elections countrywide.

The party’s Director Communication Emmanuel Dombo reveals that some of the suspects have gone into hiding while some are in police custody.

Speaking at the Weekly press briefing on Sunday, Dombo said the embezzled money wasmeant for flag bearers in Special Interest Groups (SIG) elections.

He said others were still on the run as police hunt for them.

The party gave out Shs5000 as facilitation to every party flag bearer who participated in the special interest groups (SIGs) elections at the village level.

Later, flag bearers raised complaints to the party leadership through different social media platforms and the party’s official channels.

The Buikwe administrative secretary, Saudah Nankya Sentamu, was the first to get arrested.

Nankya was arrested by police in Buikwe on Wednesday last week and released on police bond after she allegedly paid Sh10m out of the Shs20.5m she purportedly swindled.

She has already returned over Shs8m.

The party director for finance, Hajjat Medina Naham, is in Busoga sub-region to investigate many more complaints.