Court sets free ex-OPM accountant Kazinda

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Court has released former Principal Accountant in the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) Godfrey Kazinda.

Constitutional Court Friday issued an order permanently prohibiting the state from using any process of court to initiate and prosecute Kazinda for any offences.

A panel of five justices led by Stephen Musota has also granted all the declarations Kazinda sought in the petition.

Others on the panel are Kenneth Kakuru, Geoffrey Kiryabwire, Cheborion Barishaki, and Ezekiel Muhanguzi, who is now a Supreme Court Judge.

Justices ruled that the petitioner has proved his case.

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“I do hereby grant all the twelve declarations sought in the petition because they logically follow from the findings of fact and law during the determination of issues,” Musota ruled.

Kazinda had sought declarations that the manner in which he was brought to court without giving him a chance to handover and to appear for audit and in Parliament was unlawful.

The judgement was read out to the parties by the court registrar, Mary Babirye.

In 2013, he was convicted and sentenced to five years imprisonment for abuse of office, two years for forgery and two years for unlawful possession of government stores.

Kazinda was found guilty for the misuse of Shs20bn.

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