Masaka Chairperson Brushes off Interdiction Notice

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The LC III chairperson of Nyendo-Senyange division in Masaka municipality has refused to leave office, to pave way for his investigation on allegations of corruption. Gonzaga Kisirinya was recently interdicted by Masaka Resident District Commissioner Bamusedde Bwambale for receiving a bribe. The RDC, Bwambale wrote to Kisirinya this week to hand over office to his deputy until he is cleared, but he has stayed put. Kisirinya is being investigated for getting a bribe of shillings 80,000 from Moses Kawoya to extend the contract of his company Kikajju Enterprises to collect revenue at Nyendo Central Market. Kisirinya is being investigated by the Police and Anti- Corruption agencies. Kisirinya says that the RDC does not have powers to interdict him since he did not appoint him to the office. Kisirinya says that he still has support of his council and his constituents who voted for him and a mere letter from the RDC can not force him from his office. Kisirinya has warned to use everything within his means to fight off any forceful eviction from office come April 27th. He has advised the RDC to use his energies to end the wrangles in the district and stop meddling in affairs of the municipality. Nick Byegira, the Masaka Town Clerk admitted that he was aware of allegations against the chairperson but declined to comment further, saying he was out of station. Last year, the former Masaka Chief Magistrate David Batema, dismissed a similar case of corruption against Kisirinya, when the petitioners failed to prove their allegations against the accused.


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