DETAILED: Lwamafa and Group Get Jail Terms for Stolen 88Bn

The Anticorruption Court Judge Justice Lawrence Gidudu has sentenced the three former public service ministry officials to 7 years, pilule 5 years and 10 years in prison and ordered them to refund 50 billion shillings, as part of the 88billion loss they caused to the government in paying ghost pensioners

The former PS Lwamafa was handed 7 years for the two counts of causing financial loss of 88billion, 3 years for the two counts of abuse of office, 3years for the charges of false accounting, 3 years for Conspiracy to Defraud and another 7 years for diversion of public resources, which he will serve concurrently.

In handing him the sentence, the judge considered the 14 months Lwamafa has spent on remand and his age, being that he is in his sixties.

Justice Jidudu handed a much lenient sentence to Kiwanuka Kunsa, who was the commissioner in compensation department of the Ministry, considering that he is sick and the sole caretaker of his sickly wife who is battling cancer.

The former Ministry Principle Accountant Christopher Obey was handed the most serious punishment because he was a technical person in the ministry yet he failed to advise well his colleagues which resulted in to this whole loss.

He was given 10 years for two counts of causing financial loss, 3 years each of the counts of abuse of office, false accounting, conspiracy to defraud; and 10 years for the last two charges of Diversion of public funds.

“Obey has taken the bigger share of the punishment because he is the generator of all this loss because he failed to perform his required duties,” ruled the judge

The judge has ruled that these sentences are to run concurrently and every convict will serve the biggest sentence only.


These have been ordered to refund 50 billion shillings to the government. They were informed of their right to appeal against the sentence and conviction in case they are not satisfied with in a period of 14 days.

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