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Jamwa’s bail ruling expected today

By Sania Babirye
The Supreme Court is this morning expected to rule on the bail application filed by the convicted and jailed former NSSF managing Director David Chandi Jamwa.
The date was  set by a single justice Stella Arach Amoko after concluding hearing of Jamawa’s application .
This comes after the  court  of appeal maintained the corruption and 14 year jail sentence that was handed to Jamwa by the anti corruption court in 2011 for causing government a 3.1 billion financial loss.
Jamwa  began his 14 year jail sentence in January this year after being out on bail for the past since years while challenging his conviction and sentence but appealed both anti corruption court and court of appeal decisions and also applied for bail.
Jamwa who has been represented by lawyers of AF Mpanga wants to be temporally released on five grounds including the fact that he has lodged an  appeal before the Supreme court challenging both his conviction  and sentence and that his appeal has high chances of success.
Jamwa further claims   that his health requires specialized medical attention and a balanced nutritional diet which he is unable to access while serving his sentence in Luzira prison.
Jamwa has stated that he will not violate any bail conditions as witnessed in his earlier bails granted by the two lower courts.
However ,  Prosecution has asked the supreme court to dismiss Jamwa’s bail application.
According to  state Attorney from the IGG’s office Rogers Kibobe, James was found guilty to offenses relating to economic loss
and he is no longer presumed innocent  to be legible for bail since he has not even  served five 5% of his sentence since  his conviction in 2011.
 Kinobe says Jamwa’s medical form only indicates that he suffers from  obesity and hypertension and does not indicate that the medical facility in Luzira prison  cannot handle his situation or does it recommend the him to external treatment.
Jamwa was found guilty of abusing his authority as NSSF MD when he  sold  -off pre-mature NSSF bonds to Crane Bank which occasioned a 3 .1 bn shillings loss to the fund.
However Jamwa who had  been out on bail since 2011 still maintains no loss was realised by the fund as he re-invested the money  from the sold bonds from which NSSF reaps profits.

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