Court finds Lwamafa, Obey, Kunsa guilty of fraud

Friday November 11 2016

Mr Obey, Mr Kunsa and Mr Lwamafa at Anti

Mr Obey, Mr Kunsa and Mr Lwamafa at Anti Corruption Court recently. Photo by Dominic Bukenya  

By Betty Ndagire and Anthony Wesaka

Anti Corruption Court in Kampala has found three former top employees of ministry of public service including Jimmy Lwamafa, the ex-permanent secretary guilty of all the ten charges slapped against them by the state.
Presiding judge, Lawrence Gidudu summarised in his ruling that the fraud to steal the Shs88.2 billion was hatched in the public service, smoothened in finance ministry and executed in Cairo bank where the money was finally paid out to ghost pensioners.

Other convicts are Christopher Obey, the ex-principal accountant in the pensions department and Mr Stephen Kiwanuka Kunsa, the ex-director research and development.

The three along with others are accused of perpetrating the loss of Shs88.2 billion.