Wednesday May 21 2014

NSSF bribe: IGG asks for more investigation time


Kampala- The Inspector General of Government (IGG), Ms Irene Mulyagonja, has asked the Anti-Corruption Court for more time to enable her conclude the investigations in which one of her staff is accused of soliciting for bribe of Shs300 million in order to exonerate the Acting Managing Director of National Social Security Fund (NSSF), Ms Geraldine Ssali, from the investigations she was carrying out against her.

The IGG, through Mr Sydney Asubo, the director legal affairs, told court on Monday that investigations against Ms Jane Mpeirwe were incomplete before asking court for a one-month extension.
The defence lawyers; Mr Precious Ngabirano and Mr Caleb Amanya, did not object to the IGG’s request.

Subsequently, presiding Magistrate Sarah Langa Siu adjourned the matter to June 24, to enable the IGG wind up the investigations before the full hearing can commence.

Ms Mpeirwe is jointly charged with her husband, Mr Arthur Mpeirwe, and former Wakiso RDC, Dan Kaguta.

Her husband, a lawyer, is charged with being an “accomplice” on grounds that the bribe plan was hatched and solicited from his law firm. The IGG alleges that Mr Kaguta was the brain behind the bribe deal when he allegedly connected Ms Mpeirwe with Ms Ssali in order to exonerate the latter.