PAC discovers loopholes in the judiciary

By Alice Lubwama
The public Accounts committee has unearthed a new rot into the Judiciary over none refund of bail money to the suspects.

The committee chaired by Budadiri west MP Nandala Mafabi first tasked the judiciary officials led by the permanent secretary Kagole Kivumbi to explain the where about of 14 billion shillings bail money that was meant to be paid out to suspects after their cases had been disposed off by courts.

The Judiciary submitted records indicating that 5.3Bn shillings was collected in bail during the financial year 2017/2018 but the statements showed that only 1.3Bn was declared to the consolidated fund.

Kagole however told the Committee for one to get this money has to produce the receipt but by the time the court process is completed many of them do not have them.