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Activists in Uganda Welcome Rare Corruption Prosecution

Activists in Uganda Welcome Rare Corruption Prosecution
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Activists in Uganda are welcoming the rare prosecution of a government minister for corruption, but are skeptical other high-level officials will be charged in the unfolding Karamoja scandal. On April 6, Karamoja Affairs Minister Mary Goretti Kitutu was charged with the theft of thousands of metal roofing sheets meant for poor residents in her community. As investigations continue, Uganda's public prosecutor says other ministers implicated in the scheme will be held accountable. Nine members of the cabinet including the prime minister are thought to be under investigation. For VOA, Halima Athumani reports from the Ugandan capital, Kampala.