Mbarara Mafias Want to Kill Me – Chairman
The Chairman Biharwe division, Steven Muganga has decried so called mafias who allegedly want to kill him for exposing their ill intentions and unlawful acts especially corruption in Mbarara city council and district as a whole.
Muganga says mayor Robert Kakyebezi should jointly work with other authorities to eliminate these yet to be identified mafias who have hindered development and accumulated wealth on expense of taxpayers.
‘They conduct meetings day and night to kill me because i have exposed them and their acts, so if you hear that I have died…..some of us are worried and security is aware,’Muganga added.
Muganga was also at the end of July 2019 accused by local community members of fraudulently selling Nyabuhama parish land measuring over 4 hectares to individuals in connivance with former division town clerk Nelson Arinaitwe.
Mbarara leadership has been partly divided especially since February 22, 2019 when the State House Anti-Corruption Unit led by Lieutenant Colonel Edith Nakalema intervened to investigate alleged corruption and five officials were arrested,tried in courts of law.
They included then Mbarara district Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Cuthbert Felix Esoku, Godlive Ayebare and Emmanuel Himbisa, both senior land officers, Aggrey Atukwatse, the assistant engineer, and human resource officer Rosalia Karuhanga though Kampala high court later awarded each Shs 10 million on May 1,2020 for being detained beyond 48 hours without charge.
Although he wasn’t arrested, the then municipal town clerk Edward Lwanga was sacked with Mbarara CAO Esoku.