Kavuma Skips Lwamafa Case Again

Hearing of the bail application filed by the three former Ministry Of Public Service officials who were convicted of causing government a financial loss of 88 billion shillings, order flopped once again before Court Of Appeal due to the absence of the trial judge.

The three officials Jimmy Lwamafa, Christopher Obey and Stephen Kiwanuka Kunsa were convicted by the Anti Corruption Court and sentenced to 5, 7 and 10 years respectively.

They were also asked to refund 50billion shillings as part of the funds the misappropriated. These however are challenging this sentence in the Court of Appeal.

The trio filed a bail application pending hearing of their appeal, and it was meant to be heard today by the head of this court Justice Stephen Kavuma.

However, like last week, Kavuma was a no show at the court. The registrar informed court that the Judge was this time attending to other official duties.

Last week the same registrar said Kavuma was unable to attend because he was sick.

Justice Kavuma has this month been accused by whistle blowers of delaying cases at the Court of Appeal and only devoting time for political and controversial cases.

The accused were taken back to Luzira where they are serving their sentence awaiting court to set new date for hearing of their bail application.


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