A storm brewed at the Central Police Station (CPS) in Kampala as Daniel Rweiburingi, a central figure in the 2021 election clashes in Rushenyi County Constituency in Ntungamo District, found himself behind bars earlier today on accusations of fraudulent conduct and trespassing, according to insider reports obtained by this news outlet.
Dan Rweiburingi at CPS on Tuesday.
The saga allegedly revolves around a staggering sum of Ugx.70 Million, with Rweiburingi purportedly accused of deceiving and wrongfully acquiring funds from none other than Joshua Natukunda Kareire, stirring up a dramatic rift between the former allies.
Rumors suggest that Rweiburingi, once acquainted with Hon. Naome Kabasharira, and later caught in a feud with, State Minister for Labour Hon. Mwesigwa Rukutana reportedly took matters into his hands after a supposed refusal by Kareire to remit the promised funds, a commission Rweiburingi and co. purportedly worked for in brokering a deal that saw the fast tracking of the funds.
Dan alongside friends Alex Kwesiga & Apollo Tukashaba. Photo by Kaana Rwamutemba meeting the Officer in Charge CPS last night.
This follows claims that Rweiburingi and a group, including unidentified others, played a role in facilitating a colossal payment of 1.5 billion shillings from the Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs (MODVA). This significant amount, earmarked as rent arrears for the Uganda Cooperative Transport Union (UCTU) premises on Plot 41 Bombo Road Kawempe, Kampala, led to the tipping point of the falling-out.
Tensions escalated when allegations surfaced of Joshua Kareire’s alleged withholding of commission funds meant for the brokers involved in the lucrative transaction. The narrative took a dramatic turn as Rweiburingi and his associates, in a reported act of retaliation, allegedly seized an eye-watering 70 million shillings from Kareire’s possession.
Office in Charge CPS consults with Joshua Kareire on whether to release Dan or not.
This sordid saga has thrown a wrench into the political landscape, raising questions about the allegiences and trust among the top political brass of Rushenyi county. Will this fallout leave a permanent scar on the once allied political ties, or is there a possibility of reconciliation amidst the chaos?
Mr. Kareire is also tipped to be the future MP of Rushenyi County constituency after a reported fall-out with Hon. Naome Kabasharira and her supporters. Sources inside Kareire’s camp say their candidate cannot afford to lose a single shilling since he wishes to pump this money into the constituency ahead of the election period. Meanwhile, businessmen at Kampala’s Nasser Street, a one-stop shop for all kinds of printing services are gearing up to finish branding materials for the candidate including calenders and new year messages.
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