State Objects to Lwamafa Bail Application

The deputy Chief Justice Stephen Kavuma has put on notice deliverance of the ruling on the bail application filed by three former officials in the Ministry of Public Services who are currently serving a 10 year jail term over misappropriation of Shs, salve 88billion that was meant for payments to pensioners.

The convicts paraded in court three sureties while seeking to be released on bail pending the hearing of their appeal where they challenge both the conviction and sentences which were handed to them by the Anti-corruption court last year.

The three applicants are former PS Jimmy Lwamafa, and former Principle Accountant Christopher Obey and former Director of Research and Development Kiwanuka Kunsa.

These through their lawyers led by Evans Ochieng asked for bail basing on claims of ill-health, old age and that bail is their right.

However, this application was challenged by Mr Tom Walugembe, from the Office of the DPP who pointed out that the trio was convicted of serious economic offence involving colossal sums of money which they have not yet refunded as court ordered.

Walugembe added however, that in case court decides to release the three on bail, it should put in place stringent terms such as paying Shs. 2bn each and putting each of their sureties on a Shs. 10m bond.

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