Besigye wants minister Kutesa arrested, impeached

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Opposition strongman Kizza Besigye has appealed to the Criminal Intelligence and Investigations Department [CIID] to quickly arrest Foreign Affairs minister, Sam Kahamba Kutesa.

Kutesa, according to the Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office Southern District of New York, visited China in 2015.

His wife then started corresponding with Dr Chi Ping Patrick Ho, the head of China Energy Fund Committee [CEFC], a Hong Kong-based NGO.

Kutesa, according to the documents, personally received a bribe of $500,000 equivalent to Shs1.8bn. He promised opportunities in Uganda’s energy, infrastructure, agriculture, finance and banking sectors.

FBI is already on the alert and will arrest Kutesa anytime he travels on unofficial business, according to a diplomatic source.

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“Thanks FBI,” Besigye said in a tweet, adding, “Uganda CIID & DPP [Director of Public Prosecutions] should swing into action.”

Besigye further appealed to Parliament to start a censure and impeachment process of the minister over corruption.

“Mr Museveni named receiving “gifts” & “re-election support” from Chinese “dealers” via Minister Kutesa!” Besigye further tweeted, drawing in the president.

The Federal Bureau of Investigations [FBI] is already investigating the president over the gifts he received from a Chinese company during the 2016 presidential elections.

Museveni received gifts and re-election support from a Chinese company that was seeking to gain business advantage in Uganda.

The deal was brokered by Kutesa, and his wife, Edith Gasana. Kutesa was then serving as the President of the United Nations General Assembly.