Former Vice President taken to Luzira Prison

Former Vice President Prof. Gilbert Bukenya has been taken to Luzira Prison.
This is after the Anti-Corruption Court cancelled the bail previously granted, remanding him to Luzira prison.
Bukenya’s bail was cancelled after he was committed to the High Court for trial over expenditure of CHOGM funds.
He faces charges of abuse of office arising from a procurement deal for vehicles and motor bikes, ahead of the 2007 Common Wealth Heads of Government Meeting.

Prof. Bukenya is accused of ordering direct procurement of BMW cars from Motor Care Uganda Limited in an alleged hijack of the procurement process by stopping international bidding, leading to a 6billion shillings loss.

The case in which Bukenya is jointly charged with Motor Care Uganda  has also been committed to the High Court for trial.

The representatives of the company Moses Banturakyi from the finance section and Florence Sempebwa, an administration  manager were however spared being taken to prison.

This is after their lawyers argued that they were only representing the company and were not personally liable.

Bukenya was taken to Luzira prison aboard his vehicle UG 0954C , a Land Cruiser, accompanied by prisons and police vehicles.

Story by Ruth Anderah and Hadija Mwanje