17 February 2013

Uganda: Kirumira Trial for April

Kirumira is charged, in the Anti-Corruption court, with theft of more than Shs 190m, which was supposed to be returned to the consolidated fund, and uttering forged electronic transfer forms. He is jointly charged with Fred Kilenga, Fredrick Kayiira, Michael Ojambo and Francis Twinobusingye. Prosecution told Chief Magistrate Irene Akankwasa that they have 10 witnesses to pin Kirumira and his co-accused.

However, before she arrived, Kirumira's lawyers led by Yunus Kasirivu and Oscar Kambona were pressing Akankwasa's clerk to give them another magistrate.

"We have other business to take care of. She promised to be here by 10am and it's now 11am," Kambona told the clerk.

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