Finance ministry permanent Chris Kassami has described the fraud in the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) where billions of shillings were lost as outright theft. “This was outright theft. This is a new trend where a group of civil servants collude to steal money. Our system never foresaw this. They beat the system,” Kassami who is also the Secretary to treasury said. As a Parliament committee continues with investigations into the matter, former Prime Minister Apolo Nsibambi who left office over a year ago has been cited in the scam currently rocking the Office of the Prime Minister. The Public Accounts Committee heard Tuesday that Prof. Nsibambi and the current Permanent secretary Office of the Prime Minister Pius Bigirimana caused the removal of a principal internal auditor, Shaban Wejula who first uncovered the dirt in the OPM.
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