High Court Delays Judgment on Sejusa’s Discharge from UPDF

The Anticorruption court yesterday charged city advocate Bob Kasango alongside four other people with 21 counts that include diversion of public funds, theft, illness forgery of judicial documents and conspiracy to defraud Government of 15.4billions shillings.

Kasango’s co-accused are Milton Mutegeya a clerical officer with judiciary,   former Ministry of Public Service officials, Jimmy Lwamafa the former Permanent secretary, Christopher Obey former principle accountant and Kiwanuka Kunsa former commissioner pensions department.

These five are accused of diverting public funds and conspiring with Bob Kasango to defraud Government of 15.4billion.

The said money was irregularly paid to Kasango’s law firm Hall and Partners between 2011 and 2012, purportedly as costs of a 1998 High Court suit, yet it was money for payment of pensions and gratuity.

Kasango is also accused of theft of the said money and conspiring with Milton Mutegeya to forge a judicial document purporting that it was issued by the deputy registrar of the civil division of the High court in Kampala.

The forged certificate of order  dated 22.June.2012 directed the Attorney General to make a further payment of 3.9billion shillings as taxed  costs in a high court civil suit  of 1998.

Kasango is also alleged to have forged another judicial document certifying another 7billion shillings allowed to be paid to his firm by deputy registrar high court civil division as bill of costs.

Kasango and Mutegeya yesterday applied for bail which court will rule on this afternoon while the ministry officials are already on remand in Luzira prison.

The trio is also undergoing trial before the High court on another pension scam worth 88billion shillings; money they claimed was workers’ contribution remitted to NSSF yet public servants don’t contribute NSSF.
Ruling on the case on whether or not former spymaster Gen David Sejusa is an active serving army officer who must be tried in an army court has flopped this afternoon before High Court judge Magaret Ouma Oguli

This came after the trial judge who was supposed to deliver the judgment today informed lawyers of both parties that the judgment wasn’t ready.

“Elections in many parts of the country were halted and I have been busy handling petitions throughout all this period I had expected to dedicate to this matter, website ” she said.

The judge adjourned this matter until Monday 14th March when the ruling will be made.

Meanwhile Gen David Sejusa’s son and lawyer Kenneth Munungu while addressing the press at the court said they would remain calm until this matter is fully resolved.

Early this year Gen David Sejusa though his lawyers Mushabe and Munungu Company Advocates filed a petition to High court seeking court to stay criminal proceedings against him at the Makindye Court Martial until court resolves the matter involving controversy surrounding his retirement from the army.

In the petition before the High Court, visit this Gen Sejusa says the action of denying him a salary and other benefits, withdrawal of his army uniforms, guns, refusal to deploy him, failure to provide him any means of transport, meals and housing, all amount to constructive discharge from the Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF).

Gen Sejusa who is currently on remand in Luzira Prison is facing several offences before Makindye General martial which include  insubordination, indiscipline and absence from duty without official leave.



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