Court to hear Kashaka’s application today


The Court of Appeal is today expected to hear an application filed by John Kashaka, the former permanent secretary in the ministry of local government.

He is seeking a temporal release pending his appeal challenging both conviction and 10-year jail term.

Kashaka and five ministry officials were convicted for causing government financial loss of over Shs4 billion in a botched bicycle deal.

The presiding judge Catherine Bamugemereire had also ordered him to refund the said money and that he could not be employed in any government institution for a period of 10 years.

In the bail application, Kashaka says he is of advanced age of 60 years and the sole bread winner of his extended family.