Gulu High headteacher remanded over theft of Shs336 million meant for Gayaza High School

Posted on Feb 20, 2024
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The State House Anti Corruption Unit in conjunction with Criminal Investigations Department have arrested the former Gulu High School Head Teacher, Picho Paul Kennedy and former Senior Accounts Assistant Okema Geoffrey, a government aided school before the Anti-Corruption Court in Kololo Kampala.

The duo are being accused of Causing Financial Loss and Conspiracy to Defraud. According to investigations, Picho Kennedy and Okema Geoffrey, who were joint signatories to the Gulu High School account with Stanbic Bank, withdrew funds amounting to UGX 336,374,052, which were meant for Gayaza High School but had been credited to their school account by mistake.

The accused then used the funds for personal use, knowing well that their actions would cause financial loss to the bank. They have been remanded until 21/02/2024

The State House Anti Corruption Unit is involved in investigating the widespread corruption in the country.

 



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