Karamoja Affairs minister finally appears before Anti-Corruption Court


The Minister for Karamoja Affairs, Mary Goretti Kitutu Kimono was today produced before the Anti-Corruption Court for the hearing of the case where she is accused of corruption.

Hon Kitutu and her brother, Michael Kitutu Naboya appeared before Chief Magistrate Joan Aciro and denied the allegations that were preferred against them by the prosecution.

The two were charged alongside Joshua Abaho (minister Kitutu’s senior assistant secretary) who was not physically produced in court.

The trio has been charged with six counts of; loss of public property, corruption, receiving stolen property, and conspiracy to defraud.

Prosecution states that the accused persons between the month of June 2022 and January 2023 at the Prime Minister’s store in Namanve, Mukono district caused loss of property in form of 9000 pre-painted iron sheets of gauge 28 and 5,500 pre-painted iron sheets (also gauge 28) by diverting them from the intended purpose of benefiting the Karamoja community empowerment programme to their own benefits, knowing that such acts would result into loss of the said public property.

It is further alleged that the minister alongside her secretary between June 2022 and January 2023 caused loss of 5,500 iron sheets meant for Karamoja.

The minister is currently seeking bail pending investigations.