Parliament’s Appointments Committee has finally approved the appointment of Alice Kaboyo as State Minister for Luweero-Rwenzori Triangle. She had earlier (last month) been rejected over integrity and corruption issues in the GAVI funds saga.
In 2012, Kaboyo was co accused with three former Health ministers Jim Muhwezi and his deputies Mike Mukula and Dr. Alex Kamugisha. She pleaded guilty to some of the counts in the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) Case that included abuse of office and writing documents in the name of the former private principal Presidential Secretary Amelia Kyambadde.
Upon conviction, Kaboyo was given two choices to either pay a fine of Shs20m or face imprisonment for a period of up to eight years. She opted for a Sh20m fine settlement, represented by the late city lawyer Bob Kasango.