Anti-Corruption Court Clears Bukenya On CHOGM


approved geneva; font-size: small;”>Justice Paul Mugamba said prosecution miserably fell short of proving beyond reasonable doubt Bukenya abused office and caused financial loss to government when he awarded Motorcare a contract to supply BMW cars and motor bikes during the Kampala Meeting.

All witnesses presented by the IGG cleared Bukenya’s name, saying he had no role in influencing the awarding of the contract to Motorcare.

Two top directors of Motorcare, Per Lundgren and Klaus Karstensen, both Danish nationals, have been acquitted by the same Court.

The Inspectorate of Government (IGG) in June this year dragged Motorcare Limited as a company jointly with Bukenya to court over the botched CHOGM deal.

IGG Chief Prosecutor Sydney Asubo never had a single evidence to prosecute Bukenya.

Recently, Asubo withdrew the charges of abuse of office where Bukenya had been charged alone, but maintained the charges where he is jointly charged with Motorcare. The decision sparked a huge outcry, with activists and media calling upon IGG Raphael Baku to resign for inefficiency.

The development shows how government continues losing money in “politically-influenced” cases, thus reinforcing calls for the IGG to step down.

While briefing media recently, Museveni said the institution of the IGG was being used by politicians to nail their rivals.


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