Parliament impounds Bagyenda’s passport

Parliament impounds Bagyenda’s passport

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Embattled former Executive Director in charge of Supervision at Bank of Uganda, Justine Bagyenda will be required to deposit all her passports with Parliament, the parliamentary committee has ruled.
The committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) chaired by Abdu Katuntu (Bugweri County) on Monday resumed the probe on Bank of Uganda over the controversial closure of 7 Banks.

Bagyenda has deposited her passport to Parliament as the probe continues

Katuntu ruled that Bagyenda who resurfaced before the committee, should with immediate effect deposit her passports with Parliament to avoid last week’s predicament where she flew out of the country on short notice amidst the ongoing probe. This comes at a time when Cosase is probing the circumstances under which Bagyenda with assistance from her aides sneaked out bags allegedly containing sensitive documents in regards to the closure of the 7 Banks.
Katuntu however, rejected MPs’ plea to confine Bagyenda until the probe is over.

“Ms Bagyenda, you will be required to deposit both passports with Parliament. I decline to use any powers of confinement. Let us have this process go on, she has apologized, and in the letter she wrote to us on Thursday, she told us she will be here and now she is here. We should not go beyond confinement,” Katuntu said.

This was after James Waluswaka (Bunyole County West) said that Bagyenda is ‘kept’ with Parliament till the probe is complete.

Bagyenda apologises

Earlier, Bagyenda apologized to the committee for her absence last week and promised to stay around until the probe is over. She also begged the committee to set free her driver, Job Turyahebwa and bodyguard, Juliet Adikorit who were last week arrested for giving false evidence to the committee despite being on oath.

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