Court orders MPs to return Shs20m cash

Help. The petitioner, also Ntungamo Municipality MP Gerald Karuhanga (centre), addresses the media at the High Court in Kampala yesterday after court ordered Parliament to return the money to government. PHOTO BY ALEX ESAGALA.

What you need to know:

  • Issue. The court’s decision comes after the President castigated the MPs for mishandling of the issue.
  • According to the court orders, the funds are to be returned to either the Parliamentary Commission account, the National Covid-19 taskforce or the District Covid-19 taskforces.

The High Court yesterday ordered MPs to return the controversial Shs20m they received on their private bank accounts to government for public use.


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