Isingiro Chairman denies vehicle theft allegations

Mr. Jeremiah Kamulari, the Isingiro District LC5 Chairman who was arrested on allegations vehicle theft. He denied the allegations saying that he had permission from the office the PM. (PML Daily Photo)

ISINGIRO- The Chairman LC5 Isingiro District, Jeremiah Kamulari, who was arrested days ago, has described as “wicked”, the media reports that he stole a vehicle belonging to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR).

Police arrested Kamulari and questioned him about a pickup truck that was found at his home in Kakoba division in Mbarara District.

However, on Sunday Kamulari told reporters that he had written to the Office of the Prime Minister and was granted permission to temporarily use the car as his had broken down and was taken to Kampala for repairs.

“I even have a letter from the OPM dated September 2, which reads ‘As we await for the repair of the chairman’s car, it is recommended that he is availed with motor vehicle registration no.UBB 449V which was donated by UNHCR for the REHOPE programme’,” he said.

“Whoever is spreading the rumours is doing so out of hateful intention to tarnish my name,” he added.

Kamulari said the car was donated by UNHCR to Isingiro Local Government, being a mass community to the expatriate camps in the area and that it is property of the district.

“You cannot steal your own shirt because you own it already, so what makes you think I can steal from Isingiro yet I am the political head of the district?” he wondered.

Kamulari said he has an idea of whoever is behind the fake reports. “There are three gentlemen I have been wrestling with in politics, one of them is a king maker in Isingiro. I will not utter names…,’’ he said

“I have now collaborated with my lawyers Ngaruye –Ruhindi, Kamba & Co. Advocates to start an investigation to ensure the three culprits [and] my political enemies are served and then the matter is preset in court.



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