MPs in Uganda ordered to hand back money

MPs in Uganda who allocated themselves a total of 10bn Ugandan shillings ($2.6m; £2m) to raise awareness about coronavirus have been ordered to hand back the money.

Each MP was set to get the equivalent of $5,000, although some rejected the cash.

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni criticised the MPs and called their decision to allocate funding to themselves “morally reprehensible”.

The High Court in Kampala has now ordered Ugandan MPs to hand back the cash.

Uganda has so far confirmed 79 cases of coronavirus. The country is in lockdown, with restrictions due to end next Tuesday.