Government Chief Engineer Bagonza Acquitted

The interdicted Government chief engineer Samson Bagonza has been set free by Court of Appeal.

Engineer Bagonza was in June/2010 sentenced to 3 years imprisonment for abuse of office and causing a financial loss of 1.6billion shillings during CHOGM preparations.

3Justices including Deputy Chief Justice Steven Kavuma, Eldard Mwangushya and Solomy Balungi Bossa overturned the decision of retired Anticorruption court Judge John Bosco Katutsi  and acquitted Bagonza, saying in their own analysis of they found out that there was no loss made.

The Judges also lifted a 10 year ban against Bagonza’s employment in civil service.

Bagonza had been accused of approving the additional construction works on the Entebbe highway between Zana and Kibuye during the CHOGM preparations, contrary to the interests of the works Ministry.

Bagonza’s lawyer, MacDusman Kabega, filed the appeal challenging both the conviction and sentence maintaining that no loss was occasioned to govt since the work was performed.