Court of Appeal expected to hear bail application of jailed former Ministry of Public Service principal Accountant Christopher Obey

By Ruth Anderah

The Court of Appeal is today expected to hear 2 bail applications filed by jailed former principal Accountant in the Ministry of Public Service Christopher Obey.

The Appeals Court is also to hear another bail application filed by the former commissioner in -charge of pensions Stephen Kiwanuka Kunsa.

The duo’s bail applications are expected to be heard by the Deputy Chief Justice Steven Kavuma.

Obey and Kunsa were in November 2016 sentenced to ten and 3 years imprisonment terms respectively after the Anti-Corruption Court found them guilty of engaging in syndicate corruption in which government lost Shs.88bn as illegal remittances to the NSSF by public servants.

The 2 officials were jointly charged and convicted alongside their boss also former public service permanent Secretary Jimmy Lwamafa.

However the trio has since challenged their conviction and respective sentences before the Court of Appeal maintaining their innocence

For Obey and Kunsa they want to be temporarily released from prison pending the hearing of their appeal on grounds of ill health and that their intended appeal has high chances of success.