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Kashaka Shs5bn LC Bicycle Judgment Date Set


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A court assessor, Sylvester Kakumba, has since advised Bamugemereire to find Kashaka and 4 others guilty of the offence.

Kashaka is alleged to have authored a shoddy deal for procurement of LC1 leaders’ bicycles in which Shs 4.2bn was lost while he was still the permanent secretary.

According to investigations, Airtel, an Indian-owned firm received Shs 5bn to supply bicycles only to realise later that the company never existed.

Cabinet in 2011 relied on a report of the Parliamentary Committee on Public Service and Local Government concerning the Procurement of bicycles for Local Councils by the Ministry of Local Government to sack Kashaka.

The report indicated that Government should recover the money which was paid for the bicycles, which bicycles were never delivered by the supplier as per the terms of the contract.

The Attorney General was subsequently directed by Cabinet to take the necessary steps to investigate the matter and establish the criminal liability or lack of it, of all the people involved in the procurement process of the bicycles.

Kashaka was interdicted alongside the Principal Accountant Henry Bamutura and the Principal Internal Auditor, Hellen Owech who had acknowledged receipt of the bicycles and authorised the bank to pay the supplier.


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