8 Police Officers Under Probe for Stealing Scouts Jamboree Funds

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According to a message signed by Moses Muluya, under the Police Human Resource Administration Directorate, the investigations that have been ongoing relate to the funds that were released to facilitate the International Scouts Centenary Jamboree at Kaazi between October 18th and 28th 2015.

The Inspectorate of Government-IG has summoned eight police officers in connection to the alleged misappropriation of more than  200 million Shillings meant for the International Scouts Jamboree celebrations.

The officers are required to appear before Grace Abalo and Paul Walakira at the Inspectorate of Government on Wednesday December 12, 2018 for interrogation. The IG issued the summons through the Inspector General of Police Martin Okoth Ochola.

The officers under investigation include the head of Protocol Jamal Basalirwa, Henry Kalulu, the chairman of the Police Exodus SACCO, Isaac Gudoi, John Bosco Mugerwa, Joseph Otim, Benson Ogwang and police constables Charles Tsongo and John Esiru.

The police leadership has since broadcast the summons in a police message to all units requiring the implicated officers to appear before the IG.  

According to a message signed by Moses Muluya, under the Police Human Resource Administration Directorate, the investigations that have been ongoing relate to the funds that were released to facilitate the International Scouts Centenary Jamboree at Kaazi between October 18 and 28 2015.

"The Inspector General of Governments is carrying out investigations into allegations of misappropriation of funds by officials of the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development during the International Scouts Centenary Jamboree held between 18 - 28 October 2015. The under listed have been summoned on Wednesday," reads the message in part.

It is still unknown what the role of the police officers had in the misappropriation of the funds. More than 300 Police officers were deployed to police the event for 10 days. Protocol was in charge of the entire program as well as the guests in attendance.
 
Shortly after the event, police officers who had been on deployment could be heard complaining that they hadn't received their allowances even when they had been provided for in the budget.

Our reporter was unable to get a comment from the Spokesperson of the Inspectorate of Government; Munira Ali as she couldn't be reached on her mobile by the time of filing this story.

 

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