For 22 years the Ugandan ministry officials jailed for $25 million pension scam

  • November 12, 2016

Three Ugandan public service ministry officials get 22 years imprisonment on Friday for stealing more than $25 million from the pension funds. Jimmy Lwamafa, former permanent secretary of the Ministry of Public Services, Kiwanuka Kunsa, former head of the research and development department, and Christopher Obey, former chief accountant of the Ministry of Public Services were sentenced to 10, 7 and 5 years in jail respectively. “The anti-corruption court found the three offenders guilty of causing financial loss, abuse of office, neglect of duty, embezzlement and connivance to defraud the Ugandan government,” a spokesman for the Ugandan judiciary, Solomon Muyita stated. It is said that these three senior officials enriched themselves by paying pensions to pensioners whose identities were forged.

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