Embattled Kazinda Freed On Bail


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visit this site geneva;”>His sureties will pay Shs10m each if Kazinda does not abide by the bail terms.

He is expected back in court on August 14.

10:00am: The interdicted Principal Accounting Officer in the office of the Prime Minister (OPM) Geoffrey Kazinda will today Thursday appear before the Anti-Corruption Court to plead to 168 counts of several offences of financial mismanagement.

Alongside two officials from the OPM and another private businessman, Kazinda will respond to charges of embezzlements, false accounting, causing financial loss and forgery.

Kazinda was yesterday arraigned before the anti-corruption court with his co-accused John Martin Owori, a Commissioner for relief and disaster preparedness, Beatrice Kezzabu, assistant commissioner for resettlement and Hussein Katumwa, a Manager at Total Petrol station in Ntinda, Kampala.

Facing similar charges, the accused will appear before Grade One magistrate in the Anti-Corruption Court, Emmanuel Baguma.

Prosecution alleges the suspects caused the government loss of over Shs316 million shilling.

The suspects further forged fuel vouchers, falsely claiming that vehicles from the Prime Minister’s office were fueled at Total Petrol station Ntinda.

Kazinda came to limelight after he was arrested last month over fraud. Photographs of his vast wealth, which included ten posh cars and a Shs3bn house, were splashed on the covers of newspapers, sparking a huge public outcry for his prosecution.

The Magistrate is today expected to read specifics of the charges.

However, there is considerable public outcry for a fresh investigation into the operations of the OPM considering that the big fish have been spared.

For example, the Permanent Secretary Pius Bigirimana remains in office yet he is the accounting officer of the OPM.


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