IGG Orders Malaba Boss out of office

She cites the Anti Corruption Act law, which bars any public official convicted for corruption from holding office for the next ten years.
Irene Mulyagonja, the Inspector General of Government wants Alfred George Obore, the Malaba Town council LC 3 chairperson removed from office. Mulyagonja has written to Adolf Mwesigye, the minister of local government to cause the sacking of Obore citing his earlier conviction for corruption. She cites the Anti Corruption Act law, which bars any public official convicted for corruption from holding office for the next ten years. “Section 46 of the Anti Corruption Act, states that a person who is a convict of abuse of office shall be disqualified from holding a public office for a period of ten years from the date of conviction.In her 11th June letter to Mwesige, Mulyagonjadirects him to immediately remove or cause the removal of Obore from the position of Malaba town council LC 3 chairperson pursuant to the provision of S.46 of the Anti Corruption Act. She also directs the Malaba town clerk to recover shillings 7 million that was allegedly stolen by Obore. In February 2013, Obore was prosecuted before Chief magistrates court at the Anti Corruption Court the Inspectorate of Government on charges of abuse of office and theft. Consequently, court sentenced him to 24 months imprisonment or a fine of Shs1.5 million on the count of abuse of office, on the count of theft; he was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment or a fine of Shs500, 000.He was also ordered to refund Shs7 million to Malaba Town Council. Obore expressed dissatisfaction with the judgment of the lower court, and appealed the ruling. However, he was still unsuccessful as Justice Catherine Bamugemereire, dismissed his appeal and upheld the lower court orders. His woes arose on 16 August 2006 when he directed David Orono Okutet, from the accounts section to raise claim of Shs7m meant for paying Omoding, Ojakol and Okallany Advocates. Obore allegedly received the money but didn’t pass it on to the advocates, an act that was prejudicial to his employer.

Richard Okallany, a partner is the law firm denied receiving any payment from Obore. He was jointly charged with Phillip Gonzanga Opolot, the Town Clerk Malaba Town Council but the latter was acquitted as prosecution failed to prove its case against him.

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