High court has ordered all Members of Parliament who benefited from the 10 billion shillings for Covid19 activities to deposit it with the Parliamentary Commission, District or Covid19 National Task Force.
Justice Michael Elubu issued the orders yesterday afternoon while delivering his ruling on an application filed by the Ntungamo Municipality Member of Parliament, Gerald Karuhanga contesting the manner in which parliament allocated the said money.
It came after the Parliamentary Commission through its lawyers led by Sitinah Cherotich agreed with Karuhanga that the money be returned through the three channels listed as long as it is under public control.
Hon. Karuhanga through his lawyer, David Mpanga proposed that legislators who received the money and don’t represent any District, return it to either the Parliamentary Commission or National Task Force, which will then channel it to District Task Forces.
Court also heard that the interim order issued by court on April 21st temporarily blocking the payment of the money to the legislators was overtaken by events since it was deposited on individual accounts of the legislators by April 17th 2020. END