GUILTY: The three public service ministry officials leave court after being found guilty of causing financial loss and abuse of office.

Anti-corruption Court judge Lawrence Gidudu has found former Permanent Secretary Jimmy Lwamafa, Principal Accountant Christopher Obey and the Commissioner for Compensation Stephen Kunsa Kiwanuka, guilty of causing financial loss of over 88 billion and for abuse of office.

 

Former Public Service PS Jimmy Lwamafa (middle) leaves court with his co-accused.
Former Public Service PS Jimmy Lwamafa (middle in blue suit) leaves court with his co-accused.

The three public service ministry officials, who have been on remand in Luzira Prisons, had been accused of paying the money, allegedly belonging to the National Social Security Fund (NSSF), to ghost pensioners. Available information indicates the three carried out the illegality over two financial years, 2010/11 and 2011/12.

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However, in September this year two court assessors, Vincent Okech and Stanley Kurong, had advised Justice Gidudu to acquit the trio of all 10 charges preferred against them.

Justice Gidudu will deliver sentence on notice.