The leadership of the Anglican Diocese of Kinkizi in Kanungu district have been exonerated of alleged financial impropriety following an investigation by the Ministry of Ethics and Integrity and the Province of the Church of Uganda.
The investigation was triggered by a whistle-blower who alleged embezzlement of funds arising from road compensation and staff gratuity.
Minister of State for Ethics and Integrity Rev Fr Simon as such directed that a team from the Ministry and the Province of the Church of Uganda carry out a thorough investigation and issue a report.
After the probe, the team from the Directorate of Ethics and Integrity and the Province of the Church of Uganda presented the findings of their investigation.
Justus Rubarema, the Assistant Commissioner who led the team said the allegations raised were found to be baseless.
He noted that during the investigation, the Diocese of Kinkizi leaders were able to furnish the investigators with all the needed information that corresponded with the financial management of the Diocesan funds.
“We followed up the allegations brought to our attention but we did not find any wrong doing” Rubarema said.
Rt. Rev Dan Zoreka the Bishop of the Diocese of Kinkiizi thanked the investigating team for having carried out independent investigations that have exonerated the Diocese of any wrong doing.
He blamed the challenges the Diocese is facing on some people who have failed to work together with the Diocesan team but only raise baseless accusations.
The function was attended by the Provincial Secretary Rev Capt William Ogeng who asked the Christians to focus on the development of the church and avoid acts that create divisions and hatred.