By Babirye Sania
The former Managing Director of Uganda Broadcasting Co-operation (UBC) Paul Kihika has been remanded to Luzira prison by the Anti-corruption court after pleading not guilty to charges of embezzlement and Causing financial loss.
Prosecution led by Peter Mugisha has stated that between May and August 2014, while acting in the capacity of UBC managing Director, Kihika stole 9,510 Us dollars (33.2 million shillings) that he got access to by the virtue of his office and under the pretext of facilitating his official trip to China which he never attended.
Kihika has appeared before grade one magistrate Pemela Lamunu and denied ever stealing from his former employer; UBC which is also the national broadcaster.
However he could not apply for bail as he informed court that neither his relatives nor his lawyer know his whereabouts; he was mysteriously arrested on Tuesday from communications house in Kampala and detained incommunicado at Jinja Road police station until today when he was arraigned before court.
The magistrate was left with no option to remand him to Luzira prison until next week on Monday -7th/August for his bail application hearing.