Seven officials of Kyambogo University Council are still in police custody a day after they were arrested while in a meeting. The university was on Friday afternoon thrown into panic as detectives from the Inspectorate of Government arrested the entire membership of the Council for alleged abuse of office.
The university was on Friday afternoon thrown into panic as detectives from the Inspectorate of Government arrested the entire membership of the Council for alleged abuse of office.
The group is now locked up at various police stations within Kampala.
Among those arrested include Council Chairperson Prof. John Okedi, Prof. Opuda-Asibo, Acting Vice Chancellor, Mr. Sam Akorimo – University Secretary, the Bursar Ham Mungyereza and Dr. Wilfred Nahamya, a Lecturer.
Others are Daniel Ndawula, a Lecturer and Mrs. Christine Obonyo Kyayonka, the Deputy Registrar in charge Admissions.
They are being held at various police stations within Kampala.
The group is being severally charged with offences of abuse of office contrary to section eleven of the Anti-Corruption Act, Conflict of Interest contrary to section nine of the Anti-Corruption Act.
Speaking to Uganda Radio Network, the spokesperson for the IGG, Ali Munira said the Inspectorate wrote to the council asking them not to take any action against Professor Isaiah Omollo Ndiege, a directive that they disregarded. On March 19, the University Council suspended Professor Ndiege who was serving as Vice Chancellor.
According to Munira, the Inspectorate wanted to first conclude all the investigations and take action once but they decided to disregard the directive.
When asked when the group would appear in court, Munira said the IGG was making preparations to have the accused persons appear in court as soon as possible.
Kyambogo University spokesperson Lawrence Madete said the Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Finance and Administration, Associate Professor Fabian Nabugwomu has been asked to take charge of the university.
For over a year, the university leadership has been locked in a power struggle and allegations of financial impropriety pitting a section of lecturers against Professor Ndiege.