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Catherine Kusasira threatens to expose mafia dragging her into Shs4bn fraud

Presidential advisor on Kampala affairs Catherine Kusasira says she will soon unveil top secrets behind allegations of her involvement in a Shs4bn fraud case.

Kusasira, motor-mouthed city pastor Franklin Mondo Mugisha, Pastor Siraje Ssemanda of Revival Ministries Church-Bombo, face charges of defrauding pastors of Shs4bn.

On November 17, Pastor Mondo Mugisha and singer Kusasira appeared before detectives of the State House Anti-Corruption Unit (SH-ACU) for questioning.

Pastor Sirajje Ssemanda has appeared before Buganda Road Court and charged with 17 counts of obtaining money by false pretense. Courtesy Photo
Pastor Sirajje Ssemanda has appeared before Buganda Road Court and charged with 17 counts of obtaining money by false pretense. Courtesy Photo

Ssemanda is currently remanded at Kitalya Prison. On November 16, he appeared before Buganda Road Court where he was charged with 17 counts of obtaining money by false pretence.

Prosecution alleges that in February 2018, while at various Pentecostal Churches and schools in Tororo District, Ssemanda obtained Shs82m from Geoffrey Owor.

It is also alleged that, between May and November 2018, while in Bombo, Ssemanda obtained millions of money from several school directors and church followers with promises of bursaries of children.

Ahead of Kusasira’s appearance before SH-ACU detectives for interrogation, she insisted she was innocent and threatened to reveal those behind her woes.

“I am very innocent. They have arrested my friends but I am talking the truth and I know there is some one behind this. Naye temumpona ngenda kwasa ebyama [But I will expose you],” she said.

THE FRAUD CASE                  

Scores of pastors, 400 private school owners and thousands of parents of vulnerable children accuse Kusasira, Mondo Mugisha and Ssemanda of collecting at least Shs4bn from them.

The trio is said to have promised to help hundreds in arranging trips abroad, linking them to cash-minting deals under the Operation Wealth Creation.

Kusasira, Ssemanda and Mondo Mugisha had also promised to arrange a meeting of the pastors, school owners and children with President Yoweri Museveni.

The defrauded pastors under their association Hands Across the World had rushed to SH-ACU head Lt Col Edith Nakalema, asking her to intervene.

Nakalema intervened and caused the arrest of Ssemanda as well as the interrogation of Kusasira and Mondo Mugisha.

Pearl Times Reporter
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