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Ugandan president reappoints officials accused of corruption

  • Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has reappointed three senior government officials nearly a year after they resigned over corruption charges.

    According to political analysts, the move undermines Museveni’s pledge to fight graft.

    Foreign Affairs Minister Sam Kutesa, government Chief Whip John Nasasira and junior Labour Minister Mwesigwa Rukutana stepped down on October 12. A day later, they were charged with abuse of office and causing financial loss.

    In April, Uganda's constitutional court threw out their case after ruling that the office of the Inspectorate of Government, which was prosecuting the three men, had not been properly constituted.