Former State Prosecutor Kigwana Simon Convicted Over UGX 6M Bribe

Former State Prosecutor Kigwana Simon Convicted Over UGX 6M Bribe

The Anti-Corruption Court has convicted and sentenced Kigwana Simon, a former State Prosecutor in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions on two counts of corruption.

Kigwana was arrested in 2019 by State House Anti-Corruption Unit working with Uganda police after he solicited for a gratification of UGX6M from Odavious Kasumba and Zam Ndagire in order for him to object bail in a criminal case at Nabweru Chief Magistrate’s Court.

The bribe was reportedly made in exchange for him (Kigwana) to object to a bail application of Abdu Jaggwe, a suspect charged with the offence of threatening violence before the same court.

He has been sentenced to pay a fine of Ugx7m and will not work for gov’t for the next 10 years.

The State House Anti Corruption Unit (SH-ACU) in one year, 2022, managed to recover Ugx35.484bn from corruption masters of this country, the annual report revealed.

The Unit also managed to arrest and arraign in court over 448 suspects. Among these, courts convicted 70 culprits including government accounting Officers, Executive Officers, managing directors, Secretaries of Commission, CAOs, and Town Clerks.

SH-ACU was established under Article 99(4) of the constitution of Uganda, which gives the President executive powers to either directly or indirectly perform his duties or through officers subordinate to him.

Launched on 10th December 2018, SH-ACU coordinates with all constitutionally mandated agencies to ensure a corruption-free country.

The Unit also acts as a link between H.E. the President, citizens, and Anti- Corruption agencies in relation to Anti-Corruption issues.

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