Ever since the news about the $500 bribe broke into the ears of Ugandans there have been concerns about the whole scandal depending on what President Museveni said about corruption and bribe.
One Ugandan citizen by names Biran Atuheire has come out and petitioned the High Court civil division in Kampala seeking for orders to have Sam Kutesa dropped as Foreign Affairs minister before the Director of Public Prosecutions institutes criminal proceedings against him.
Kutesa is being accused of receiving a bribe of $500 from former Hong Kong minister Patrick Ho Chi-ping who was few weeks back convicted in US court for bribery and money laundering.Chi-Ping was found guilty by a federal jury in New York of offering millions of dollars in bribes to African officials including Sam Kutesa to gain business favours.
Biran Atuheire who seeks petition says court grant orders that Kutesa is not fit to hold any public office over bribery saying that the Ho’s conviction is a clear indicator that Uganda’s Foreign Affairs minister is as well guilty.
After the bribery allegations took over the airwaves “the president of the republic of Uganda on December 10 2018 referred to the bribe as a gift which is an acknowledgment of the fact that the money was indeed received and in this case, the first respondent (Kutesa) ought to have declared the ‘gift’ to the Inspectorate of Government,”Atuheire contends