Pension scam convicts’ bail hearing pushed to February 27th 2017

By Ruth Anderah

Hearing of the 2 bail applications filed by jailed former principal Accountant in the Ministry of Public Service Christopher Obey has flopped.

The Court of Appeal is today expected to hear applications and the convicts had been produced by the prison authorities, however the

Registrar in Charge of Criminal matters Didas Muhumuza has adjourned the hearing saying the deputy Chief Justice is indisposed.

The hearing has now been pushed to February 27th 2017.

Deputy Chief Justice Steven Kavuma was 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.

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