Crime & Investigation

CHOGM: Court Acquits Kutesa, Rukutana, Nasasira


viagra geneva;”>Sam Kutesa, information pills John Nasasira and Mwesigwa Rukutana were taken to court last year by the Inspector General of Government (IGG) for reportedly convening a meeting in which they agreed to construct a marina at Speke Resort Munyonyo.

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this geneva;”>The IGG alleged that government lost a staggering Shs14bn in the project.

However, in his ruling today, the Anti-Corruption Court Justice Paul Mugamba said prosecution failed to produce any evidence to substantiate the allegations, considering that no minutes were presented to justify that indeed a meeting was held.

Mugamba also hinged his ruling on the fact that all the 11 prosecution witnesses presented by the IGG exonerated the ministers of any wrong doing.

Observers say government could have lost billions of shillings in the IGG’s bogus investigation and a pre-mature attempt to bring to trial the ministers without adequate preparation and evidence.

The IGG also recently lost a case in which former Vice President, Prof Gilbert Bukenya, was accused of causing financial loss to government during preparations for the same international conference.

While Kutesa chose silence after the ruling, Rukutana vowed to drag government to court for “malicious trial and damaging his reputation.”

Nasasira expressed joy that his tainted name had been cleared by court.

Hundreds of the ministers’ supporters burst in tears of joy when Mugamba declared them free men.

The trio stepped down as ministers to pave way for investigations into the CHOGM scandal.

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