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How six MPs lost shs100m each in ministerial appointment scam

At least six members of parliament from the Karamoja sub-region are crying crocodile tears after coming to terms that the people whom they allegedly paid money on promises of fat ministerial positions do not even know the gate of the state house Entebbe.

According to a report by TheAnkoleTimes publication, the six MPs whose names weren’t revealed (as the case is a subject of investigation) secretly paid about shs 100m each MP to the smart people who claimed they were identifying potential names to be appointed as cabinet and state ministers for Karamoja Affairs, the two positions currently occupied by Dr Marry Goreti Kitutu and Agnes Nadutu.

It is further alleged that the ‘scammers’ assured the MPs that the two ministers who are all facing iron sheet charges would be dropped anytime soon and replaced by new ministers.

A highly placed source quoted by the publication asserted that the conmen were so smart to the extent that they were getting money from these MPs without each of them noticing how many of them had paid the money.

“My brother our elected MPs are currently in tears and that’s why they don’t want even to reach to their constituencies, others go there at night and leave early morning,” a source is quoted by AnkoleTimes‘ reporter, Steven Ariong.

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One of the MPs who opted to speak on condition of anonymity fearing to be laughed at by the public and his opponents revealed that it’s true he paid the money to the boys who also move around parliament.

“They are so confident, they told us Mzee was planning to do a massive reshuffling of cabinet and they are assured that us those (the ministers) implicated in the iron sheets saga may not get the opportunity again and that they needed the names of well-disciplined Mps to be forwarded for consideration but that can be done with a fee,” the MP who is one of the six who paid the money stated.

He added that he pulled shs 100m cash and handed it over to three boys at Hotel Africana in Kampala but later he noted that they were not attached to State House.

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“Even their phones are now off and I have also noted that five of our colleagues from Karamoja had also paid the same amount to these very fellows imagine that level of theft,” he said.

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