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The Inspector General of Government (IGG) has summoned Karamoja Affairs minister Mary Goretti Kitutu to appear for questioning over alleged supplementary funds released to the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM).

Dr Kitutu, who is already facing corruption trial over alleged diversion of the Karamoja iron sheets, is expected at the IGG’s office on Thursday at 10am, according to the summons. 

Jude Byamukama, one of the lawyers representing Dr Kitutu, said they are contesting the IGG’s summon on grounds that it amounts to double prosecution or jeopardy, which is not allowed in law.

He said the investigations touch the iron sheets too, which matter is being prosecuted by the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

The summons to Dr Kitutu by the IGG come at a time when the Anti-Corruption Division of the High Court has ordered for the corruption trial of the minister.

The minister had unsuccessfully challenged the same trial, citing alleged torture by security upon her arrest last year and also harassment by the media.

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