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Anti-Corruption court remands Railways staff over Shs 146m loss

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Two employees of Uganda Railway Corporation (URC) have been charged with causing the government a financial loss of more than Shs 146 million, and the Anti-Corruption Court has placed them in custody. Nicholas Kakooza, a mechanical engineer, and Peter Chrys Katwebaze, an assistant chief mechanical engineer, are both Wakiso district residents. The suspects were read one count of causing financial loss today by acting senior principal grade one magistrate Abert Asiimwe. They are mutually accused of Stanley Sendegeya who didn’t show up.

The court heard that in August 2021 at URC workplaces at plot 57 Nasser Street in Kampala, the blamed people caused the sporadic installment for an additional amount of $38,200 (about Shs 146 million) to Kenya Rail line Partnership for security and transportation of four utilized trains that had been given from Chwangame Mombasa to URC’s studio in Nalukolongo Kampala; yet the installments had previously been made to the supplier GPR Renting Africa under the agreement for the stock conveyance, preparing and dispatching of four utilized trains. The court was informed by Gloria Inzikuru, the prosecutor, that the investigation into the matter is nearing its conclusion.

She also requested that the court issue Sendegeya a criminal summons requiring him to appear and enter a plea. The suspects denied the charges and applied for bail since they were senior residents. They introduced two coworkers and a third individual as guarantees whom the indictment said were not significant after they neglected to create proof to demonstrate that they were representatives of Uganda Rail route Company. The guarantees are: Ochaki Namara Abuberkerer the main tasks official and David Musiime Katanisa, chief working official responsible for the Marines at Uganda Rail routes Enterprise.

Charles Luzigye, chief sea organization in the service of Works and Transport. The suspects let court know that the time they have been going through examinations starting around 2021 and have strictly addressed their bond. They let the court know that it was whenever they first were confronting criminal claims and that they were people of liability. Katwebaze said that he as of late lost his significant other and is presently the sole provider. Additionally, the court was informed that Kakooza has dependents who will suffer if bail is not granted.

In his decision, the justice declined to concede them abandon grounds that there was an irreconcilable circumstance and the guarantees could in future be approached to be arraignment witnesses. He said other staff of Uganda Railroad Partnership are now going through preliminary and thusly, he is saving them from shame in future on the off chance that they are called to affirm against individuals they stood guarantee for. Asiimwe remanded them to Luzira jail until Friday.

Criminal summons have likewise been given for Sendegeya. Sendegeya had recently been charged at Buganda Street Court on related charges and delivered on bail.

Anti-Corruption court remands Railways staff over Shs 146m loss

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