Kasama Town clerk arrested for stealing money

Kasama Town Clerk Gift Kakoma has been arrested for stealing K221 million.
Kakoma has been arrested together with four accounts staff by the Drug Enforcement Commission.
The four accounts Staff arrested are Christopher Zyambo the Finance Director at the Kasama council, Beauty Mwenshi, Majorie Kayula and Patricia Katongo all accounting officers.
DEC spokesperson John Nyawali has confirmed the arrest of the Town Clerk and his accountants.
“The five in their capacities as employees of the Kasama Municipal Council on dates between 1st October 2008 and 31st January 2011 did steal different amounts of money by purporting that they were making payments for retirees, repatriation as well as legal fees and upgrading an identified settlement project when in fact not.
‘They further illegally awarded themselves allowances and salary increments of up to 100% without authorization by making false entries in the payroll system of the Municipal Council’, confirmed Nyawali.
He said the suspects the five have been released on bond and will appear in court soon.

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