Former Principal Accountant in the Office of the Prime Minister Geoffrey Kazinda is found guilty of Maintaining a standard of living beyond his income.
Anticorruption court Judge Magret Tibulya is delivering her judgement this morning in the only remaining IGG case against Kazinda after the Constitutional court halted all DPP cases against Kazinda in August this year.
The Constitutional court said that Kazinda should be discharged from any future cases before the Anticorruption court that were founded on similar facts arising out of his employment in the Office of the Prime Minister.
But according to the Public Relations Officer in the Office of the IGG Ali Munira; she clarified that the Inspectorate of Government was not bound by the Constitutional court decision; hence todays guilty verdict against Kazinda.
Justice Tibulya has now convicted Kazinda on 3 counts of illicit enrichment.
IGG has proved that between 2009 and 2012 Kazinda was in control and possession of 210mshs which he spent on renting apartments from Sheraton hotel for a period of 10mths; four motor vehicles worth 769mshs; and 3.6billion shs Land Kazinda illicitly accumulated while in office all of which accumulated wealth totals to 4.6billion shs.
To the IGG; Kazinda had only declared his Salary and allowances amounting to 83.7mshs as his known source of income.
But one of the Prosecution Witnesses that testified against Kazinda was George Byaruhanga a friend to Kazinda’s late father who produced a Will pertaining the exact properties of Kazinda’s father minus the 3.6billion shs Land Kazinda illicitly accumulated while in office.