President Yoweri Museveni has appointed Brig Gen Henry Isoke to replace Col Edith Nakalema as the head of State house Anti-Corruption Unit, according to Yusuf Kirunda, the Deputy Presidential Press Secretary.

“H.E the President has appointed Brig Gen Isoke Henry as the new head of the State House Anti-Corruption Unit replacing Col. Nakalema who is on a course,” writes Kirunda on Twitter.

Brig Isoke formerly served as the deputy director of the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) and was the head of peace operations at the East Africa Standby Force (EASF).

Col Nakalema is among the senior Uganda Peoples Defence Forces officers who were sent for a one-year training course at the newly established National Defence College in Jinja District.

The State House Anti-Corruption Unit was formed in December 2018 by President Yoweri Museveni acting under Article 99 (4) of the Constitution. Nakalema is is pioneer head.

The unit has in liaison with the Criminal Investigations Department of the Uganda Police Force acting under Article 120 (3) (a) and other constitutionally mandated agencies carried out several anti-corruption investigations and caused the charging of several persons before the courts of law.

President Museveni has on several occasions praised Col Nakalema for her fight against corruption.

According to State House Anti-Corruption Unit data, they were able to save more than Shs30b of government money from being stolen since they started work. More than 200 government officials involved in corruption were interdicted.

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