The family of late Maj. Francis Kasaija, who was a Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) officer by the time of his death, has petitioned the Ministry of Defence and Veterans Affairs Permanent Secretary Rosette Byengoma, over the unbecoming conduct of their sister identified as Lt. Carol Nyakaisiki, who is pocketing his pension and gratuity while the widow and orphans starve.
The family members allege that ever since Maj. Kasaija died, his sister Lt. Nyakaisiki has been pocketing all monies deposited by the UPDF on his gratuity and pension accounts, yet the orphans and widow languish in dire poverty.
According to our sources at the Ministry of Defence, who leaked the developments of the matter to this Website, in their petition dated March 04, 2020, the aggrieved family members, led by the deceased’s father Mzee Emmanuel Basaliza state thus;
RE: RO/7930 MAJOR FRANCIS KASAIJA (DECEASED)
The above mentioned Major Francis Kasaija (deceased) was my biological son, who died on 2/11/2018. The deceased left an estate comprising of land, which was entitled to gratuity and pension from the Ministry of Defence and Veterans Affairs and had fund with Wazalendo SACCO.
The deceased was operating an account with Centenary Bank and Lt. Carol Basaliza became an administrator of his estate.
After getting letters (of Administration), the defendant (Lt. Nyakaisiki) failed to hold a meeting and disclose the status of the estate.
She further failed to honour what was resolved in the meeting, which annoyed the family members, especially the widow and the biological father.
We have since established that the Ministry of Defence and Veterans Affairs has since resolved to halt any deposits of pension and gratuity on late Maj. Kasaija’s accounts as investigations into the matter continue with an aim of according due justice to the widow and orphans.