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Health centre in-charge arrested for stealing Gov’t drugs

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The in-charge of Community Health Plan in Kapiyia parish, Nankodo sub county, Kibuku district is behind bars for alleged theft of essential drugs

Twenty-four-year-old John Stanley Mateka, was intercepted on Monday while traveling to Mbale with 27 boxes of Lumartem Malaria drugs each comprising 30 sackets.

The Bukedi Region Police spokesperson Samuel Semewo says that the suspect was spotted at Kibuku health center IV with a plastic bag before moving to the Mbale taxi stage with the government drugs.

He explains that police picked up the accused on a tip-off by one of the local councilors who also doubles as a member of the District Health committee.