More Charged in Katosi Road Saga

The Anticorruption High Court Judge Justice Lawrence Gidudu has charged former Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) Regional Accountant Wilberforce Senjako, cialis 40mg with two offences relating to the misuse of funds meant for the construction of the Mukono-Katosi road.

Senjako who is the seventh to be charged in this matter is accused of two offences of causing financial loss to government and corruption in relations to negligence of duty. He pleaded not guilty on both charges.

The State Prosecutor Sarah Birungi asked the judge to join Senjako on the same indictment with the six co accused, order who include Minister without Portfolio Hon Abraham Byandala.

With no objection from the defense counsels, Senjako has been named Accused Number 7 in this case.

Prosecution alleges that between November 2013 and January 2014 in his office at UNRA, Senjako failed to verify the authenticity of securities presented by the fraud company EUTAW, which was contracted to upgrade the Katosi road, causing government a Shs 24.7 billion financial loss.

The main hearing of the case did not kick off, as the state prosecutor asked for time to finalize the plea bargaining with one of the accused Eng Sebugga Kimezze, which didn’t materialize.

Meanwhile, Counsel Nsubuga Mubiru representing Minister Byandala informed court that they are in the process of plea bargaining with government.

The judge advised the state to set up conducive terms for the defense, to ease the plea bargaining process as one of the means for encouraging a speedy trial.

“I advise the state to first sit together with the IGG and with those interested in plea bargaining, and after the negotiations a formal agreement can be drafted.”

The judge showed readiness to stop the hearing of the case once the state reach an agreement with all the accused in plea bargaining and added that if they fail he is ready to resume the trial.

The case was adjourned to 29th March 2016 when the state is expected to inform court on the results of plea bargaining.

Senjako is accused alongside Eng Abraham Byandala, Ssebugga Kimezze former Executive Director UNRA, Director Finance and Administration UNRA Joe Semugooma, former legal counsel Marvin Baryaruha, Isaac Mugoote former Banker with Housing Finance Bank Limited,  businessman Apollo Senkeeto alias Mark Kalyesubula and Isaac Mugote, former Banker Housing Finance Bank Ltd.

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