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Story By Thembo Kahungu Misairi & Geoffrey Mutegeki Araali.
Officials from the Inspectorate of Government effected the arrest and handed him over to police in Fort Portal
Police in Fort Portal are holding the Rwenzururu Kingdom finance minister, Mr Thembo Kitsumbire, for allegedly forging academic documents from the Uganda Management Institute.
Mr Kitsumbire, 58, who served as third deputy prime minister of the Kingdom two years ago, was picked from the kingdom offices in Kasese Town on Monday afternoon by detectives from the Inspectorate of Government head office in Kampala.
He was taken to Fort Portal Police Station, where he is currently being held.
Efforts to reach the information minister, Mr Patrick Nyamunungu, were futile as his known phone numbers were switched off. However, a source close to the minister, speaking on conditions of anonymity, said: “Detectives told us that he forged academic papers but could not give us details.”
Western region Police spokesperson Bakari Muga confirmed the detention but could not comment on the matter, saying it was in the hands of the IGG.