Toro deputy legal affairs minister sacked for writing to IGG

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The Prime Minister of Toro William Nyakatura has suspended the Kingdom's deputy minister of legal affairs Rukiidi Mpunga. Nyakutura says Rukiidi's suspension is in response to a letter he wrote to the Inspector General of Government (IGG), accusing the kingdom leadership of corruption and embezzlement. Mpunga wrote asking the IGG to investigate some officials of the kingdom, though he did not mention any specific official. Mpunga in his letter claims that there is no proper accountability for funds received by the kingdom. Nyakatura says Mpunga's suspension was approved by the kingdom's regents. According to Nyakatura, Mpunga should have informed him and the kingdom regents before writing to the IGG. He says Mpunga's letter to the IGG is tantamount to in subornation. The suspension of Mpunga comes just after the recent resignation of the deputy Prime Minister Silver Byaruhanga. Byaruhanga resigned after he allegedly extorted money from three people who accompanied Omukama Oyo Nyimba to Japan in October. He reportedly asked his victims to pay 4.5 million shillings for their travel costs and yet the trip was fully paid for by the Japanese government.


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Emmanuel Kajubu
Emmanuel Kajubu is proud to have been the first Ugandan journalist to write in depth pieces about the Tooro Kingdom institution. His knowledge of the inner workings of the Tooro Kingdom is what made him privy to the splits in the royal family. These splits almost challenged Tooro Omukama Oyo Nyimba Iguru's reign.

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