Katosi Road saga: Detectives seize suspects’ property

Thursday September 18 2014

Mr Apolo Senkeeto, one of the suspects. FILE

Mr Apolo Senkeeto, one of the suspects. FILE PHOTO 

By Andrew Bagala


Police have started seizing property belonging to the people who were implicated in the Mukono-Katosi road deal.
The seizures follow the arrest and detention of Mr Apolo Senkeeto, who claims to be the representative of Eutaw Construction Company in Uganda.
Sources said detectives impounded cars belonging to Mr Senkeeto yesterday and kept them at Special Investigations Unit at Kireka, a Kampala suburb.
Police spokespersons yesterday didn’t confirm the seizure of the property of the Mukono-Katosi road suspects but similar seizures have been witnessed in recent corruption cases.
The police investigations came against a background that the government could have paid money to a fictitious company purporting to represent Eutaw in Uganda.

Mr Senkeeto failed to bring directors of the company he claims to be representing to police as he had been required to do.
Last month, the Uganda National Roads Authority board suspended four top officials following the controversy surrounding the tender for the construction of the 74km Mukono-Katosi road.
The police have also questioned officials of Housing Finance Bank and insurers - Statewide Insurance Company and UAP Insurance Company over the issuance of bonds that were used to get the Shs24.7 billion. But UAP insurance claimed they discovered irregularities and cancelled the bond.

The Secretary to the Treasury, Mr Keith Muhakanizi, a month ago wrote to the IGG asking her to investigate reports that the performance guarantee by Eutaw had failed and that the money deposited in Housing Finance Bank had all been withdrawn. The Police Special Investigations Division has since questioned several officials, including Mr Semugoomu, and the UNRA accountant Wilberforce Senjako in connection to the payment.