Court convicts pension scam officials, city lawyer

Pension scam officials and a lawyer convicted

Court has Friday convicted three former ministry of Public Service officials and a city lawyer over the theft of Shs15bn pension money.

The suspects are; Jimmy Lwamafa, Christopher Obey, Stephen Kiwanuka Kunsa and lawyer Bob Kasango.

Justice Margaret Tibulya of the Anti-corruption Court found them guilty of diversion of funds, fraud, forgery, theft and conspiracy to defraud government funds.

Lawyer Kasango was convicted over a recording that was given to court by Justice Eudes Keitirima, of a conversation between him and Kasango on the forgeries.

Kasango was asking the judge to help him cover the forgeries so he can get money from Government.

The forged court documents included a bill of taxation and certificate of order purportedly issued in Charles Abola and 6,337 ex-servicemen who had sued Government demanding their pension.

Lwamafa, Kunsa and Obey are currently serving another jail sentence for diverting sh88b that was meant for payment of pensions.

Obey is serving 10 years, Lwamafa seven and Kunsa five.

Kasango has been on remand ever since court ruled that he had a case to answer.



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