The motion to censure the Minister for Karamoja Affairs, Goretti Kitutu to be tabled on the floor of parliament on Friday spearheaded by legislators from the Karamoja region.
In a February 22 letter to the Clerk of Parliament, seven MPs from the Karamoja region including Ken Peter Lochap, Moses Aleper, Faith Loru Nakut, Baatom Ben Koryang, Ochero Jimbricky Noman, John Bosco Ngoya, and Ilukol Philiphs Lokwang have indicated that they have started the process to have the minister censured over the saga involved misappropriation of relief items meant for Karamoja people.
The legislators from the Karamoja region say there was abuse and mismanagement of office on the side of Minister Kitutu which has prompted them to move to censure her since she diverted the iron sheets meant for the people of Karamoja to her district.
Kitutu’s woes started when her family members including the mother, a brother, and a nephew were arrested by the Internal Security Organisation, Police, and the State House Anti-Corruption Unit after being found in possession of government-owned iron sheets that were meant to be given to people in Karamoja as relief items.
According to recent reports, iron sheets that were procured to support the vulnerable in Karamoja Region allegedly ended up in Kitutu’s home.