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District Councilor Arrested Over Shs 2Million Bribe

District Councilor Arrested Over Shs2 Million Bribe

Police in Rukungiri, West of Uganda, is holding a district councilor who is said to have received a bribe of shs 2million. Apparently, he is said to have received the bribe from an applicant for the job of parish chief.

Police arrested David Kwebangira, the suspect on Wednesday on charges of obtaining money by false pretense. The councilor represents Kebisoni sub-county.

Apparently, on November 8th, 2021, in Rukungiri town, Kwebangira obtained the money from Talent Akampurira.

Talent, 30, is a housewife and a resident of Rutooma and she paid this money after promising her the job of parish chief.

The police spokesperson of the Kigezi region, Elly Maate also said they have opened a case ref 34/29/11/2021 against the suspect.

According to Maate, the complainant had applied for a vacancy of parish chief to Rukungiri District Service Commission.

However, the suspect approached and convinced her that he could the job for her at shs 2million.

He said the complainant paid the money and then waited. However, there came no response, and she decided to report the matter to the police.

Maate further said the complainant wrote a statement and investigations are still ongoing.

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