Britain Sanctions Three Ugandan Officials Under Anti-Corruption Laws


Britain sanctioned the speaker of the Ugandan parliament, Anita Among, and two high profile Ugandan lawmakers on April 30, targeting corruption in the east African country for the first time with its sanctions regime.

Among plus Mary Kitutu and Agnes Nandutu, former ministers for the Karamoja region, will be subject to travel bans and asset freezes under the UK's Global Anti-Corruption sanctions regime. Britain said Kitutu and Nandutu had stolen thousands of iron sheets from a government-funded housing project aimed at helping vulnerable communities in Karamoja. Among had benefited from the proceeds of the theft, London's statement added.

Uganda's parliament spokesman, Chris Obore, told Reuters that the sanctions against the speaker were linked to British anger over an anti-homosexuality law passed in Uganda. Britain has sanctioned 42 individuals and entities under its anti-corruption regime since it was set up 2021, including from Russia, South Sudan, and Venezuela.

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