Breaking News! Bunyoro Kingdom Prime Minister Andrew Byakutaga Fired For Mismanaging Kingdom Finances Through Fraudulent, Dubious Deals

Breaking News! Bunyoro Kingdom Prime Minister Andrew Byakutaga Fired For Mismanaging Kingdom Finances Through Fraudulent, Dubious Deals

By Uganda Online Media

Kampala The leadership of Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom has announced the indefinite suspension of their prime minister Owek. Andrew Kirungi Byakutaga for allegedly mismanaging kingdom finances and properties, lack of transparency, and accountability among other issues.

In a letter dated 30 January 2022 from Mugenyi Fred Okwiri, the chief prince of Bunyoro Kingdom, the decision to suspend the prime minister followed a general meeting by the Babiiti clan.

”The Meeting noted that with concern your persistent and unbecoming conduct contradicting the cultural values and aspirations of Bunyoro kingdom including but not limited to the following” Part of the letter reads.

”Lack of transparency and accountability for Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom resources. For instance, fraudulent and dubious cash withdraws and expenditures of the Kingdom finances, where colossal sums of money are withdrawn several times on the same day by you and/or your co-signatories without any approved financial policy and activity plan in place,” the letter adds.

According to the letter, Byakutaga has also been accused of mismanagement of the kingdom’s assets and property, withdrawing whooping amounts of money in a single day and making fraudulent payments to the same recipient as indicated below;

” Payment to Kabega on 21/04/2010- 400,000,000/
Payment to Kabega on 24/12/2019 -250,000,000/
Payment to Kabega on 03/03/2020 -250,000,000
Payment to PORD on 20/05/2019 765,000.000/-
Payment to PORD on 26/05/2019 -370,000,000/-
Payment to PORD on 26/05/2019 -90,000,000/-
Payment to GAUFF on 20/08/2019 -205,000,000/-
Single Withdraw on 26/06/2020 -296,344.000/-
Cash withdraw by you 5 times in a single day on the following days; 16/10/2019. 20/01/2019, 23/12/2019, 7/01/2020, among others” the letter noted.

Letter From Bunyoro Kingdom

Among other reasons, Byakutaga has also been accused of insubordination and disrespect of the Babiito ruling clan leadership and keeking the king hostage by blocking his close relatives.

”You are aware you interrupted my planned visit to Muhangaizima cultural site and you successfully blocked my verification program by telling security not to allow our delegation to step foot at the cultural site” Mugenyi further noted.
”Keeping our beloved King in hostage by blocking his close relatives from
accessing him including his official sister Batebe” Mugenyi’s letter adds

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