Pension Scam Suspects Denied Bail

Fourteen youths who were defeated in the recently concluded NRM party elections on the post of Youth Member of parliament in Eastern region have vowed to support Samuel Mafabi, there who is set to contest on an independent ticket.
Mafabi was among those defeated by Okwale Dorothy but proceeded to challenge the results, site describing the exercise as unfair.

Addressing the press at Kati Kati Restaurant this afternoon, a group of aggrieved NRM youths revealed that they have decided to align their support towards an independent candidate because they have no hope in the petition they sent to the NRM Electoral commission.

Emmanuel Ngobi who presented to the media a petition containing signatures of the aggrieved candidates, emphasized that they decided without dividing themselves to support Mafabi after identifying his potential.
“We have started campaigning for Mafabi on grass root level all over the Eastern region as well as popularizing the NRM Manifesto for 2016 because we are still NRM members who support president Museveni on presidency” Ngobi added.

Samuel Mafabi, the independent candidate pointed out reasons they decided to go independent, all hinged on their distrust to the ruling party secretariat.

“You can’t judge your own mistakes, so whatever the NRM Electoral commission will decide on the irregularities in the recently concluded elections will find us in the field” Mafabi remarked
Ruth Namuwonge, one of the NRM youth representatives from Mbale region blamed some of the party officials for fronting a candidate whom most of them had never seen anywhere in party work.

Anti-corruption Court one again denied bail to the three jailed Public Service Ministry officials including former Permanent secretary Jimmy Lwamafa, ask Principle Accountant Christopher Obei and Director Research Stephen Kunsa Kiwanuka.

Presiding judge Lawrence Gidudu concurred with Justice Margaret Tibulya that given the colossal sum of 88 billion shillings that was siphoned from the national coffers under the guise of NSSF remittances, buy information pills court cannot treat this matter lightly by according a chance to the accused to suffocate the trial.

Justice Gidudu highlighted the fact that there is a high risk of the accused to interfere with the remaining witnesses or flee having heard the trend of evidence from so far the first 2 witnesses; adding that the first case collapsed when the accused were out on bail and the current one has had a chance to proceed because they are on remand.

The Judge also explained that the quality of sureties presented by the 3 accused do not have the capacity to meet the amount of bonded money fixed by court in case they abscond.

He then ruled that court should minimize exposing the current case to the above risks and instead devise means of hearing and disposing it off expeditiously.

The officials are accused of embezzling 88 billion shillings for the financial years 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 under the guise of NSSF contributions for public servants.


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