Kamuda Sub-county Chief Interdicted Over Corruption

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In his August 28th letter reference number CR/D/10620, Nyakahuma asks Obale to clarify on a number of allegations labeled against him after Kamuda sub county councilors stormed CAO’s office accusing him on four issues.

Herbert Obale, the Kamuda sub county in Soroti district is on interdiction for alleged failure to account for funds. John Nyakahuma,  the Soroti Chief Administrative Officer ordered Obale to hand over office to pave way for investigations into the allegations against him.
 
In his August 28th letter reference number CR/D/10620, Nyakahuma  asks  Obale  to clarify on a number of allegations labeled against him after Kamuda sub county councilors stormed CAO’s office accusing him on four issues. The councilors accuse Obale of amongst other things misappropriating 5.2 million shillings in the 2013/2014 financial year, unlawful withdrawal of 1.5 million shillings purportedly to cater for the burial expenses of the late Kamuda sub county LC 3 chairperson but only deliver 800,000 shillings, failure to account for a laptop, printer and his continuous absenteeism from office without authorization.
 
In Obale’s interdiction letter of September 3rd  reference number CR/D/11415, Nyakahuma directs the internal auditor to carry out carry a comprehensive audit of the sub-county accounts and update his office accordingly. According to the letter, Obale will be earning half of his salary during the interdiction period under he is cleared or reinstated to office.
 
The letter is copied to Soroti LC V chairperson, Resident district commissioner, secretary district service commission, the principal human resource officer, internal auditor and acting Kamuda Sub-county LC3 chairperson. Johnson Francis Adeng, the acting LC3 Kamuda sub county chairperson has confirmed receiving the interdiction letter. Adeng explains that, the interdicted sub county chief was incompetent and misused road funds worth five million shillings among others.
 
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James Alachu, the speaker Kamuda sub county council notes that Obale had  failed to perform his duties.

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Efforts by URN to reach Obale were futile as his known mobile phone number was not available. Moses Okwatum Emosait, the Secretary Soroti District Service Commission told URN that he was yet to receive the interdiction letter.
 

 

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Salume Among
Salume Among is the Mbale URN bureau chief. Among has been a URN staff member since 2012.

Among started her career in 2000 as a freelance writer for Etop newspaper before starting to write for its mother paper, The New Vision. She also wrote for the Vision Group's XFM radio station from 2008 until she left to join URN.

Among has a keen interest in local politics having been a youth representative in the Soroti variously between 1996 and 2010. Among also regularly reports on health, education, the environment and sports.