Ssenketo jailed 10 years over Katosi scam

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Ssenketto, former minister Byandala and others in court

City businessman Apollo Ssenketo was Thursday sentenced by Anti-Corruption Court to ten years in prison for participating in the Shs24.7bn Mukono-Nyenga-Kisoga, Katosi Road.

Justice Lawrence Gidudu, gave five years each to two former UNRA officials, Joe Ssemugooma and Wilberforce Ssenjakko.

The trio was found guilty of theft, corruption and abuse of office.

The judge said Ssemugooma who was UNRA’s head of finance, and Ssenjakko the accounts assistant played a prominent role of causing the movement of money from UNRA to Eutaw.

Ssenketo was sentenced as the main architect of the saga together with his American friends, while Ssemugooma and Ssenjako chose to look away instead of reporting the invalid securities.

They were sent to Luzira Prison to begin serving their sentences.

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