Byaruhanga Christopher Kamwenge District Councilor held over bribery to Release Wildlife Offenders
Police in Kamwenge District arrested Byaruhanga Christopher the Kanara sub-county Councilor to the district for attempting to bribe Cpt.Musana Yoweri the warden in charge Kyambura Game Reserve in Rubirizi District. The councilor was arrested on Saturday for attempting to bribe the warden to release the suspects who were arrested on Friday with 20kgs of Hippo Ivory, 4kgs of Pangolin scales and 2 long skins mature pythons.
He was arrested red handed after the game warden told him that he will receive the 2m Uganda shillings currency cash in presence of the OCCIID and Deputy OCCIID of Kamwenge CPS of which Mr.Baruhanga did not object to, on pulling out the money before the officers than he was arrested and locked up.
The OCCID Kamwenge says he will be charged in the anti-corruption ACT with giving a bribe to an Officer and the file has since been referred to the RSA. Meanwhile, the chairman LC5 Kamwenge District Natuhamya Agrey is mobilizing all the Councilors to go and storm the police headquarters and demand for the release of their colleague.