He was in 2011 found guilty of Causing government a 4.6bn loss.

Kashaka's 10 year Jail Sentence Appeal Set For Thursday.

In Summary
  • The said money was meant to buy LC1 chairpersons  bicycles. 
  • Court of appeal maintained the conviction and sentence. 
Courtesy Photo
Courtesy Photo

The Supreme Court has set Thursday the 16th of September  to hear an appeal filed by the former Permanent Secretary in the ministry of local government John Kashaka Muhanguzi.

He is challenging a 10 year jail term for causing government a financial loss of 4.6 billion shillings.

 Seven  justices of the Supreme Court led by chief justice Alifonse Owiny Dollo will hear the  appeal in a special Criminal Appeals Session starting this week.

Other justices on the panel include Justices; Ruby Opio Aweri, Stella Arach, Lilian Tibatemwa Ekirikubinza, Paul Mugamba, Ezekiel Muhanguzi and Mike Chibita will handle the appeals.

 In 2016 Kashaka  was convicted by then Anti-corruption court judge Catherine Bamugemereire on charges of  corruption and causing government a financial loss of 4.6 billion shillings meant to buy  bicycles for LC1  chairpersons during the 2011 General Elections. 

He appealed the decision  but court of Appeal  upheld the said sentence.

Kashaka was  also banned from holding public officers for a period of ten years.