Pension Case Against City Lawyer Bob Kasango Adjourned Due to Prosecutors’ Strike
Hearing of the pension case in which 15.4billion shillings was erroneously paid to City Laywer Bob Kasango; by former officials of Ministry of Public Service, including jailed PS Jimmy Lwamafa, Principal Accountant Christopher Obey and Commissioner Compensation Department Steven Kiwanuka Kunsa, has been pushed to Friday20th this week with hope that the Prosecutor’s strike will be off.
This follows a letter written by the head of the Prosecution team at the Anticorruption court Jane Francis Abodo to presiding Judge Magret Tibulya requesting for the matter to be adjourned to that date; which request the court’s Deputy Registrar Susan Kanyange has complied with and informed the accused persons together with their lawyers to come back on Friday20th/October/2017.
However defense Lawyers including Jonh Isabirye, Evans Ochieng and Ezekiel Nsubuga Mubiru indicated that if on Friday the State is not ready to proceed with further hearing of this case, they will have no option but to re-apply for bail for their clients.Kasango, Lwamafa, Obey and Kunsa are jointly charged with a high court clerk Milton Mutegeki.
Kasango and Mutegeki are accused of forging a judicial document in order to steal the said 15.4billion pension cash, that was allegedly diverted to Marble law firm, owned by Kasango yet it was another law Firm of John Matovu that won the case before retired Judge Kibuuka Musoke, who awarded general damages of 4.5mshs to each of the 6339 claimants and costs of the suit.Prosecution mantains the diverted money was meant for pension and gratuity for the said pensioners not to pay legal fees to Kasango.