UK Sanctions Uganda Parliament Speaker, Two Others Over Corruption Allegations

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The UK government has imposed sanctions on the Speaker of Uganda’s parliament, as well as two MPs, for alleged corruption.

A statement said they had stolen from the poorest communities in the country and would be subject to travel bans and asset freezes.

The British Foreign Office said the two former ministers, Mary Goretti Kitutu and Agnes Nandutu, had stolen thousands of metal roofing sheets which were meant for vulnerable communities in the Karamoja region.

It said the Speaker, Anita Among, was also involved. She has also been accused of corruption involving parliamentary funds.

Ms Among has described the allegations as rumours that were triggered by her support for Uganda’s tough anti-LGBT legislation.