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MPs ask BoU deputy governor Kasekende to step aside for investigations

Deputy Governor – Bank of Uganda, Louis A. Kasekende has been asked by MPs to allow to be investigated. (FILE PHOTO)

PARLIAMENT– A section of MPs have asked  Louis Kasekende to step aside and allow investigations into his wealth.

“If you know that you are innocent, then why are you worried. Step aside and allow the IGG do their work,” Oyet said.

Led by Nwoya MP, Simon Oyet told journalists Wednesday afternoon during a press conference at Parliament that Inspectorate of Government (IGG) has always been very active when carrying out investigations but how come they are not on top of this big one that involves prominent individuals. Adding that it’s hard for a person holding an office to be investigated because there are chances that such a person can interfere with the investigations.

Ngora MP, David Abala rubbished claims by Kasekende that his some legislators are being used to fight him saying that he should just corporate and let the law take its course.

Recently, transactions leaked of Bank of Uganda deputy governor Dr Louis Kasekende, with the latest being his transactions of over Shs 897 million through the mobile money platform for the period June 30, 2017, to March 30, 2018. Earlier, Dr Kasekende, one of the top central bank officials in the eye of the storm, and facing an investigation by Parliament and the Inspector General of Government had his wife Edith Kasekende’s accounts at a city corporate bank – Standard Chartered (U) Ltd leak, showing that she transacted billions of shillings, including a remittance from the central bank.

However, Stan Chart,denied the leaked accounts in an October 19 statement, saying the leaked documents did not originate from the Bank.

Meanwhile, they also condemned the arrest of one Yusuf Kawooya and appealed to security forces to act in a more professional way especially when arresting a civian. Adding that if Kawooya has committed any crime, he should be produced before the courts of law to answer for the charges.

 

 

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