Police investigate theft of NRM election funds

NRM Secretary General Justine Kasule Lumumba addresses the media at the party’s headquarters in Kampala on August 19. NRM is carrying out an investigation into alleged misuse of party funds. PHOTO | DAVID LUBOWA

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  • Data obtained from the party headquarters indicated that at least 2,051 aspirants picked the nomination forms. A total of 1,112 directly elected MPs had picked the forms with each aspirant forking out Shs2m, translating into more than Shs2.4b. Another 584 aspirants picked the forms for District Woman MP seats, handing in Shs1.1b.

The police Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) has started investigating the National Resistance Movement (NRM) party officials over an alleged theft of money meant to facilitate its candidates who stood for the just concluded special interest group’s elections.

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