City lawyer Kasango jailed 16 years over pension scam

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City lawyer Bob Kasango has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for stealing Shs15.bn pensioners’ money.

Anti-Corruption Court on Friday convicted Kasango alongside three former top officials of the ministry of Public Service.

Former Public Service permanent secretary Jimmy Lwamafa was given nine years in prison.

Former Public Service principal account in charge of pensions Christopher Obey was handed 14 years in prison.

Former Public Service commissioner for the compensation department Stephen Kiwanuka Kunsa was also given nine years in jail.

Prosecution states that Kasango forged two judicial documents to steal Shs15.4bn of pension money.

The Shs15.4bn was diverted to the account of Kasango’s Hall and Partners law firm by the three officials.

What Kasango claimed as legal fees was money meant for payment of 6,340 pensioners.

He was found guilty of conspiracy to defraud, conspiracy to commit a felony, forgery, to theft and diversion of public funds.

Court also learnt that documents Kasango used to collect the money were forged with then a registrar at the Civil Division of the High Court and now a Judge of the High Court.

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