Lwamafa and Group Appeal Sentence, Conviction

Three jailed former officials at the Ministry of Public Service have appealed the entire judgment and orders issued by the Anti-corruption Court Judge Lawrence Gidudu, about it who convicted them on November 11th.

The three are Jimmy Lwamafa the former Ministry Permanent Secretary, search Christopher Obey the Principal Accountant and Stephen Kiwanuka Kunsa who was Commissioner in the Compensation Department.

These were sentenced to at least 5 years each depending on their level of participation after convicting them on charges of causing financial loss, abuse of office, false accounting, conspiracy to defraud and diversion of public funds amounting to 88billion shillings, which they illegally budgeted for as NSSF remittances yet public servants don’t contribute to the fund.

On top of the detention sentence, Justice Gidudu also ordered the convicts to jointly refund 50billion shillings to the Government of Uganda, ruling that theses “acted in a syndicate.”

In the notice filed in the Court of Appeal which the convicts presented to court through their respective lawyers, they said they were dissatisfied with the decision of the lower court.

They said however that the reasons upon which they based their appeal will be filed as soon as they are availed a certified copy of proceedings and judgment of the Anti-corruption court.

The convicts are currently in Luzira Prison where they are serving their sentences.

Meanwhile these still have pending charges before the Anti-corruption court where they are alleged to have connived with city lawyer Bob Kasango,  to defraud government of another 15billion worth pensioners money.

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