The Inspector General of Government (IGG), Justice Irene Mulyagonja, maintains that her office is still investigating former Bank of Uganda Director of Commercial Supervision, Justine Bagyenda.
Ms Mulyagonja who has been put on a spot for using kids gloves on corruption, said conclusively on Thursday that her office was still carrying out investigations into Ms Bagyenda, among other Bank of Uganda officials, after it emerged they acquired suspicious wealth.
The IGG said the probe is independent and far different from that which was done a few months back by Parliament, although she didn’t explain how different.
Ms Bagyenda has faced public scrutiny over allegations of amassing wealth while she was overseeing commercial banks, however the IGG who’s the corruption whip has been blamed for looking away and allow suspects time to put their houses in order.
Last June, Mulyagonja said that the investigations had been done into Bagyenda’s wealth but didn’t go far in it however according to some inside sources, the probe into BoU by Parliamentary Committee on Commissions Statutory Authority and State Enterprise (Cosase) in which Bagyenda was a key factor, prompted the IGG to reopen Bagyenda file.
Mulyagonja told the media that Bagyenda’s issues still maintain an element of public interest and the laws don’t allow IGG office to reveal every step of investigations.
“Yes, we are investigating madam Bagyenda, but we shall not reveal anything to the media because the law doesn’t allow us and in any case, if we do so, we may sabotage other investigations,” she said while at media Centre on Thursday.
She added that she will hand over the report to the responsible government agencies in case it’s done.
Mulyagonja also answered back critics who say that her office is not working.
“About the allegations that we are not doing our work, every six months we issue a report and present it to Parliament as it’s required by law which details the work of the Inspectorate,” she said.