Government has asked the Inspector General of Government Irene Mulyagonja to name the so-called thieves hiding behind President Museveni.
Museveni last week launched a scathing attack on Mulyagonja, questioning her abilities and integrity of her staff.
Mulyagonja responded by blasting Museveni, saying thieves were hiding behind his back – undermining efforts to fight corruption.
But Mulyagonja is now being told to disclose the thieves so the President can assist her deal with them.
“Why doesn’t the IGG mention the thieves she says are hiding the President,” asked deputy government spokesperson Col Shaban Bantariza.
Mulyagonja has earlier faced criticism from activists who accused her of shielding former Bank of Uganda Executive Director Justine Bagyenda.
The activists said Mulyagonja was was sitting on their petition demanding a probe into claims that Bagyenda was involved in money laundering and illicit accumulation of wealth.
It’s alleged Bagyenda used her bank and mobile money accounts to transact millions of dollars, raising eyebrows about the source of the funds.
She also is accused of amassing wealth such as prime properties in leafy Kampala suburbs which petitioners say is not commensurate with her monthly earnings.
Bagyenda is yet to publicly comment on the accusations but her associates say she is clean and would use courts of law to prove her innocence.
Mulyagonja said the investigation report would be handed to relevant authorities in the not-too-distant future.