UNEB exam leakage: Suspects granted bail

Friday June 14 2019

Prison officers escort Samule Kironde (left)

Prison officers escort Samule Kironde (left) and Godfrey Ssemuga (right) after they were remanded to Kirinya prisons. PHOTO BY DERICK KISSA 


JINJA- The Jinja Chief Magistrate, Ms Hellen Ajio, has granted bail to three suspects who were last week remanded to Kirinya Prison for allegedly leaking last year’s Social Studies, Science and English Uganda National Examinations Board (Uneb) papers.
Mr Samuel Kironde, 77, the Uneb area supervisor and retired teacher in Buyende District, Mr Daniel Kafeero, 44, and Mr Godfrey Ssemuga, both teachers, were each released on a cash bail of Shs1m and Shs2m not cash for each of their sureties.

Ms Ajio then fixed June 24 as the date on which their trial will commence, before transferring the hearing to Buyende District where the crime allegedly took place.
The trio was last week charged with four counts including disobedience of statutory orders contrary to Section 116 of the Penal Code and regulations, and other counts related to examination malpractice - all contrary to Section 19(a) of the National Examination Board Act Cap 137.

The suspects denied all counts and were remanded until June 12 when they were granted bail.
The suspects were earlier told that they were being arraigned before a Jinja Court instead of a Court in Kamuli ‘as a matter of convenience’.
Prosecution alleges that the trio, while in Buyende District on November 4 and 5 last year, connived and opened the examination papers without authorization.