BOU boss

Director of Currency charged for abuse of office and later bailed

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The director of currency at Bank of Uganda, Charles Malinga Akol, was today charged with abuse of office at the Anti-Corruption Court. The accused was later released on cash bail of Shs 40 million as intelligence officers continue with their work.
Malinga is accused of failing to collect the consignment and instead delegated his juniors to fly to German and bring the consignment that came with other items that did not belong to BoU.
Last Friday, two BoU officials were charged at Anti-Corruption court sitting at Kololo Kampala, on allegations of inclusion of unauthorised cargo on BoU chartered plane.
Francis Kakeeto, a branch manager at Mbale and Fred Wanyama were charged with abuse of office and in alternative corruption which they have both denied before magistrate Herbert Asiimwe.
And in the alternative, it’s alleged that they failed to refute and report the inclusion of unauthorised cargo on a plane fully chartered by BoU.
Kakeeto and Wanyama were also granted bail.