Bukenya challenges fraud case

The former Vice President Prof. Gilbert Bukenya has gone to the Constitutional Court, seeking orders to block his on-going trial before the Anti-Corruption Court.

Prof. Bukenya is currently being prosecuted on alleged charged of abuse of office arising from procurement deals for vehicles and motor bikes, ahead of the 2007 Common Wealth Heads of Government Meeting.

In the petition filed today, Prof. Bukenya says the decisions taken by the CHOGM Cabinet sub-committee which he chaired were collective and not taken at individual level.

He argues that the office of the Vice President is not independent and that he can’t be prosecuted for acting on behalf of the President.

The Deputy Chief Justice Alice Bahigeine Mpagi will hear an application for a temporary injunction against the trial tomorrow.

The case that is before the Anti-Corruption Court was adjourned until 30th June for mention.

Story by Ruth Anderah