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MP Mbagadhi arrested over Ushs41m debt

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MP Mbagadhi arrested over Ushs41m debt

MP Mbagadhi-Nkayi arriving at Court on Wednesday

MP Mbagadhi-Nkayi (in middle) arriving at Jinja Court on Wednesday

The Member of Parliament for Kagoma County, in Jinja district Fredrick Mbagadhi Nkayi was Wednesday evening arrested by court bailiffs over debts amounting to Ushs41M.

Nkayi was rounded up in his constituency during campaigns and he was briefly kept at the Okalang law chambers along Ghokale road in Jinja before he was produced in Court before Jinja Chief Magistrate Susan Kanyange.

While in court Mbagadhi pledged to settle the matter out of court pledging and asked court to let him go so he can pay the money very soon.

He was eventually released after paying Ushs8m in cash and pledged to pay the balance at a later date but not later than one month.

Shortly after settling the matter Mbagadhi was whisked away by his supporters to an unknown place to keep him out of the media.

He was seen putting up a smile as he mocked reporters outside court that I think now you have got news to write.

Sources familiar with the legislator’s woes said that in 2012, a Jinja based business woman Sarah Green summer of Green Summer hardware supplied cement to Mbagadhi worth Ushs28m but since then he had failed to pay the money.

“He was making some construction works at his home and some cement was distributed in fulfillment of pledges made to voters in the 2011 campaigns” the source that preferred anonymity said.

Efforts by Green Summer to recover her money were fruitless as the MP could not be seen.

“Madam Sarah has been trailing that MP through her lawyers until he was netted today, ” one Ivan who works at Sarah Waluube’s Green Summer hardware shop said

The money accumulated with interest to the tune of Ushs41m, which he is supposed to pay.

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