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Nursing officer interdicted over UGX370,000 bribe

A nurse in Kibaale has been indicted for extorting a bribe amounting to UGX 370,000 from a patient at Kibaale Health Centre IV. (PHOTO/File)

KIBAALE – A nursing officer at Kibaale Health Centre IV has been interdicted for allegedly soliciting a bribe of UGX370,000 in order to attend to patients.

The Chief Administrative Officer, Mr Christopher Sande Kyomya, in an August 21 letter, said the nurse demanded the bribes from two expectant mothers on August 8.

Ms Percy Kaahwa, a mother, said the nurse asked her for money in order to operate on her daughter. The nurse has been directed to hand over all government property in her possession as police investigate the matter.

In June, a senior nursing officer attached to Kwirwot Health Centre II in Suam Sub-county, Bukwo District, was interdicted over misuse of social media.

A letter signed by Mr Gabriel Richard Atama, the chief administrative officer (CAO), stated that Mr Harison Simiyu, 35, was interdicted on June 11.

Mr Simiyu was given the interdiction letter on July 4.

“On other occasions, you have been writing and circulating malicious rumours and many other unconfirmed and illegitimate information attacking and defaming/slandering men and officers working either within the local government system, the police and other agencies of government,” the letter reads in part.

“You have done this in total disregard of your status as an officer abound by the oath of secrecy and all provisions of the government standing orders 2010, the code of ethical conduct of public officers and other laws. Against the above and evidence pointing to the same, I have no option but to interdict you from office,” the letter adds.

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