GAVI TRIAL: Alice Kaboyo Pleads Guilty, Fined Shs20m
Former Presidential aide in charge of youth affairs Alice Kaboyo has Tuesday pleaded guilty to four charges including diverting of Shs250m GAVI funds earmarked for immunization activities in Uganda.
The confession has stunned the Anti Corruption Chief Magistrate’s Court presided over by Irene Akankwasa.
She also pleaded to abuse of office, making documents without lawful authority, breaching operational guidelines for private secretaries in State House and practices governing requisition of funds.
Kaboyo boldly told court she authored a letter on July 25 2005, without the knowledge of the Principal Private Secretary (PSS) as required by law, requisitioning for Shs527m from the Health Ministry. She received Shs250m.
Akankwasa later ordered Kaboyo to pay a fine of Shs20m or else serves a sentence of two years in prison.
Akankwasa said she was lenient simply because Kaboyo had earlier returned the diverted money.
Meanwhile, the trial of the co-accused Jim Muhwezi (former Health Minister) and his deputies Mike Mukula and Alex Kamugisha is ongoing.
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Updated on 2013-05-09 09:25
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