KAMPALA, UGANDA: Stanley Kisambira, the driver who went to social media and “told lies” about his salary emoluments with the intent to incite other drivers will face disciplinary actions, the Permanent Secretary to the Judiciary, Pius Bigirimana, has revealed.
Kisambira who is deployed as a driver for Justice Geoffrey Namundi attached to Mbale High Court was arrested on Monday and detained at CPS in Kampala over unspecified charges.
In the audio clip that went viral over the weekend, the driver is heard complaining about salary disparities in the judiciary for drivers and expressing his dissatisfaction with earning Shs200,000, yet he has been working with the country’s third arm of governance for the last 15 years.
Bigirimana now says he has written to the driver demanding for explanation of why he failed to address his grievances with the Association of Drivers in the Judiciary.
He also accuses the driver of failure to inform his boss, Justice Geoffrey Namundi, and in addition to failing to inform the Permanent Secretary himself, he instead chose to tarnish the good name of the Judiciary.
“We are not going to leave him to tarnish the name of the Judiciary,” Bigirimana said while addressing journalists on Wednesday at the Judiciary headquarters in Kampala.
The PS further clarified that like other drivers in other ministries, Kisambira is paid over Shs1.3 million and not Shs200,000 as he stated in the audio that went viral on social media.
Bigirimana suspects that there are other sources behind Kisambira’s actions that he must disclose, or else face disciplinary action for giving false information to the public and inciting other drivers to harm their bosses.
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