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Anti-Corruption Court Appeals Hearing Kicks Off

The Court of Appeal sitting in Kampala has kicked off hearing of appeals resulting from cases involving funds, mostly from the Kololo based Anti-corruption High court.

This session which kicked off on Monday 1st July 2019 will end on 25 July 2019 and will be heard by a panel of three Justices led by the Deputy Chief Justice Alphonse Owinyi Dollo

According to the cause list signed by Jesse Byaruhanga Rugyema the Deputy Registrar Court of Appeal, the other justices are Elizabeth Musoke and Cheborion Burishaki

The offences to be heard in this session involve Abuse of Office, Embezzlement, Conspiracy to Defraud, Bribery, uttering false documents, fraudulent accounting, soliciting gratification and many others

Among the popular cases to be heard is the Pension appeal case where three former Ministry of Public service officials Stephen Kiwanuka Kunsa, Christopher Obey and Jimmy Rwamafa challenge the jail term and fines which were imposed to them by Anti-Corruption High court judge Lawrence Gidudu who found them guilty of charges involving causing financial loss to the government and Abuse of office

Some of the Appeals were lodged in court by the Director of Public Prosecution challenging the acquittal of some people while others are for individuals challenging their convictions as well as sentences.

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