Lwamafa, Obey get bail, return to Luzira

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L-R: Former ministry of Public Service permanent secretary Jimmy Lwamafa, former director for research and development Stephen Kunsa and former principal accountant Christopher Obey arrive at the Anti-Corruption Court in Kampala on August 27 last year.

Former permanent secretary in the Public Service ministry and former principal accountant in pensions department have been granted bail.

Jimmy Lwamafa (ex-permanent secretary) and Christopher Obey (ex-principal accountant) are two of the three government officials convicted of stealing pension money in the Ministry of Public Service.

They applied for bail in March this year pending the fixing and disposal of their appeal.

Justice Steven Kavuma granted the duo Shs50m bail on Wednesday following their conviction for embezzling Shs88bn.

They, however, remain imprisoned at Luzira Prison over another related pension scam case pending before the Anti-Corruption Court.

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The third suspect, Stephen Kiwanuka Kunsa, a former director, research and development in the same ministry is still waiting for his judgement.

In November last year, the Anti-Corruption Court sentenced the trio to seven, five and 10 years imprisonment respectively after they were found guilty of fraudulently budgeting for Shs88.2b of pension money.

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