20 OPM officials grilled over baraza funds

More than 20 senior staff in the office of the prime minister, who where summoned by the police yesterday, rushed to the Criminal Investigations and Intelligence Directorate (CIID) headquarters to answer queries in connection with the alleged misappropriation of millions of shillings meant for the implementation of sub-county forum (baraza) activities.

The officials many of whom had earlier on snubbed the police summons, appeared following a directive by the new permanent secretary in the OPM, Christine Guwatudde, for them to do so.

The officials where seen huddled in small groups discussing as they awaited their turns to be grilled over the scam in which the police suspect that up to sh.1.7b could have been stolen.

Sources yesterday said the officials appeared following a meeting held yesterday between CIID boss Grace Akullo and Guwatudde.

The meeting was held in Guwattude’s office following media reports that the police had summoned officials in the OPM over fraud, but they had scoffed the summons.

New Vision yesterday reported that the police had summoned 48 officials in the Prime Minister’s office in connection with the alleged misappropriation of billions of shillings meant for the implementation of barazas.

 

source:www.newvision.com

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