By PATRICK JARAMOGI
KAMPALA, Uganda|SHIFTMEDIA| We reported here a few weeks back that the war on corruption had been shifted to State House.
Indeed, like Lt. Col. Edith Nakalema (The Head of the State House Anti Corruption Unit) promised, no one, even those next to the president, at State House are above the law.
As we pen this, one of President Museveni’s Assistant Private Secretary will spend her Christmas in the coolers for abuse of office.
Carolin Kembabazi, aged 31 currently remanded to Luzira Prisons was charged on Thursday for giving false information to the Electoral Commission Human Resource officer.
She was arrested last week by police attached to the State House Anti-Corruption Unit led by Col. Edith Nakalema at the Electoral Commission following a tip-off by the human resource manager.
Kembabazi who is the Assistant Private Secretary to the President in charge of poverty alleviation in Western Uganda went to the Electoral Commission offices and ordered the Human Resources officer to secure jobs for her relatives.
Kembabazi reportedly told the EC Human Resource Officer that the president assigned her to secure employment for Kenneth Magezi, Duncan Muramuzi and Elia Abomeire as assistant district registrars whereas not.
She allegedly threatened to take action against the human resource boss for failing to offer jobs to the three.
Kembabazi, however, denied the charges while appearing before Buganda Road Grade One magistrate, Ms Gladys Kamasanyu.
“Since you have denied the charge, you have a right to apply for bail, however, this will be done on your next appearance in court,” Ms Kamasanyu said.
Prosecution led by Ms Elizabeth Nadala asked court to fix a hearing date, arguing that investigations were complete.
The magistrate adjourned the case to January 6, 2021, for hearing.