President Museveni’s advisor interdicted over abuse of office

Senior Presidential Assistant for Under Privileged Youth, Resty Nakayenga Kiguli has been interdicted over abuse of office and conspiracy to commit land fraud. This follows days after Nakayenga, 68, was last week on Thursday arranged before the Anti-Corruption court over abuse of office and land fraud charges.

The suspect who was arrested by State House Anti-Corruption Unit is accused of allegedly conspiring with one James Batenda to defraud 7 acres of land in Wakiso district. According to a letter dated October 25, 2021, by the secretary to the office of the President, Hajji Yunus Kakande indicated that Nakayenga has been interdicted from her duties with immediate effect.

” You are hereby interdicted in your position as the Senior Presidential Assistant for under previleged Youth. Therefore, you are barred from exercising the powers and functions of your office with immediate effect,” Kakande said in a letter.

As part of the interdiction, Nakayenga has been barred from leaving the country and shall receive a salary not less than half of her basic salary, subject to a refund of the other, in case the interdiction is lifted in accordance with the government’s regulations and laws.

“You are required to hand- over office and any other government property in your possession, in accordance with laid down procedures and regulations,” Kakande added.

The presiding Judge at the Anti-Corruption court, Sarah Namusobya granted Nakayenga a cash bail of Shs 6m after presenting substantial Sureties. The court also issued criminal summons against her co-accused Batenda.
The two will appear in court for further mentioning of their case on November 17, 2021.

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