Humphrey Nabimanya, the CEO of Reach A Hand Uganda (RAHU), a Non Government Organisation was on Friday put behind bars over money laundering and subversive activities allegations.
Nabimanya was held at Uganda Police’s Special Investigation Division Kireka as investigations are ongoing. The RAHU boss was arrested following a Police search of the Kansaga-based organisation’s head offices, Campus Bee has learnt.
“Uganda Police Special Investigation Division conducted a formal search of our offices in Kansanga today with a search warrant signed by the Chief Magistrate of Makindye Court. As Reach A Hand, we are committed to cooperating fully with authorities.” Part of the statement released by Reach a Hand Uganda reads.
Mismanagement of donor funds allegations
Nabimanya’s arrest comes as no surprise to those privy to sensitive information at RAHU. In 2020, RAHU boss, Nabimanya was forced to step down by its donors after it was found out that he was mismanaging donor funds. A source at the Kansanga based NGO told Campus Bee that the donors forced a forensic audit in 2020 and noticed the rot that was at the youth led Sexual Reproductive Health foundation.
“It was found out that RAHU was forging data and misusing funds. Donors forced Nabimanya to step down lest they withdraw funds. He (Nabimanya) accepted to resign and play a background role of CEO and appointed a Country Director to run the day to day activities of RAHU,” the source told Campus Bee.
Reach A Hand Uganda is a youth serving organisation that focuses on youth empowerment programs with an emphasis on Sexual Reproductive Health, Rights of young people between the ages of 12–24 years including HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention, among other activities.
Below is their official statement;