It is now a month since the case in which three people are accused of masquerading as former aides to former Vice President Specioza Wandira Kazibwe was forwarded to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for further input.
State Prosecutor Pamela Orogot asked court for an adjournment, saying that the police file had been forwarded to DPP for advice.
The three suspects are; Former Accounts Assistant at Ministry of Public Service, Samuel Keddi (50), Head Teacher Najjera Progressive Nursery and Primary School, Wilberforce Sajja (35) and a teacher at Real Quality Nursery and Primary School Nansaana, Harriet Galenda (46).
The trial Magistrate at City Hall Court Moses Nabende adjourned the case to August 16.
“This court does not work like this; you must be present in court whenever you are required and if there is any problem to why you are unable to attend, you must show proof to support it,” the magistrate warned Galenda who was not present in court before issuing criminal summons against her.
Nabende also cautioned Keddi and Sajja to inform their lawyer to be present in court at the next hearing or else they represent themselves.
Prosecution states that the trio between September 2012 and February 2017 conspired to steal Shs80m from Ministry of Public Service being claimed as salaries and other benefits for Galenda purporting to be a personal assistant to the former vice president.
It is further indicated that the trio stole the money in question in the very months.
The Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Catherine Bitarakwate Musingwiire told court at the previous hearing that she had earlier contacted Kazibwe for inquiries about Galenda, and Kazibwe denied knowing her.
“As a routine to find out who was actually being deployed to guard the past leaders like Mr Apollo Nsibambi, Mr Kintu Musoke, Dr Wandira Kazibwe, Prof Gilbert Bukenya, we also checked for the names of their personal assistants where we found Ms Galenda was not among them,”Bitarakwate testified.