The former health Minister, Maj. General Jim Muhwezi, has today escaped arrest over the misappropriation of Global fund resources.
Police spokesman, Assan Kasingye, says that police this morning raided Muhwezi's home in Kololo but were later told that he is out of the country.
According to Kasingye, Muhwezi reportedly flew to London recently.
Muhwezi is wanted in connection with the misappropriation of 7.9 billion shillings from the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization.
The arrest stems from an order by president Museveni directing the IGG, Justice Mwondha to probe allegations that Maj. Gen. Muhwezi, former minister of state for health Mike Mukula and former minister for primary health care Alex Kamugisha, had mismanaged Gavi funds.
The president's directive followed a probe into the mismanagement of the Global Fund for the treatment of malaria, tuberculosis and HIV/Aids, which implicated the three ministers.
In her April 30th report to the President, the IGG said at least sh1.6b of the sh7.9b GAVI funds had not been accounted for and recommended that Muhwezi and other officials who mismanaged the project be held accountable.
The IGG recommended that Muhwezi refunds 478 million shillings in 60 days.
Muhwezi however petitioned the Constitutional and the High court seeking to block his impending arrest and prosecution over alleged mismanagement of donor funds meant for the immunization programme.
He also questioned the IGG's appointment and independence, claiming that the President had ordered his arrest on the basis of the IGG's findings.
Also accused are the two former state health ministers - Capt. Mike Mukula and Dr. Alex Kamugisha. The two former ministers were arrested today morning and taken to the Criminal Investigations Department headquarters in Kampala for interrogation.