Former Public Service PS Jimmy Lwamafa case hearing adjourned to March

By Ruth Anderah

The hearing of corruption case against the jailed former permanent secretary in the ministry of public service Jimmy Lwamafa has been adjourned to March 31st 2017.

The case had come up for hearing but it was adjourned until March 31st after one of the suspect also a city prominent lawyer Bob Kasango was indisposed of.

The three former ministry officials Lwamafa, Christopher Obey and Kiwanuka Kunsa are jointly charged with City Lawyer Bob Kasango and a High Court Clerk Milton Mutegeki for allegedly forgery of court orders in order to steal pensioner’s money amounting to 15billion shillings.

Prosecution states that, the said money was paid to a defunct law firm of Hall and Partners formerly belonging to city advocate Bob Kasango as legal fees yet he had not handled the case in question.

In the said forged order, Kasango says High Court Judge  John Keitirima while still working as registrar Civil division awarded him 7.9 billion shillings as costs for a case that he had allegedly filed on behalf of over 6000 pensioners whereas not.

The three ministry officials Lwamafa, Obey and Kunsa are currently in prison serving 5, 7 and 10years respectively for stealing 88bn shillings from government by making unnecessary remittances to NSSF of public servants.