Kagole Kivumbi forced into leave over disappearance of Shs32Bn from the Judiciary

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Expedito Kagole Kivumbi who has been sent on forced leave and has been replaced by Mr. Pius Bigirimana who has been transferred from the Ministry of Gender Labor and Social Development. Kagole has been under investigations over the alleged disappearance of over 32 billion shillings.


Kagole’s fate came to light in a leaked letter authored by Secretary to Cabinet, John Mitala in his July 26, 2019 letter to Bigirimana, instructing him to take on the Judiciary with immediate effect. Dr. John Mitala directed Bigirimana to assume office as Judiciary PS as soon as possible.

A letter directing Pius Bigirimana to start work with immediate effect

“The Appointing Authority has directed that you be transferred from the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development to the Judiciary as Secretary to the Judiciary with immediate effect. On receipt of this letter, prepare to handover your office within the existing regulations and report to your new station without delay”. Read part of the letter.

This comes days after Mr. Kivumbi and other Judiciary officials appeared before Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chaired by Budadiri West MP Nandala Mafabi, for questioning over the illegal expenditure of Shs34 billion in the financial year 2017/18.