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Ministry of Education Official Charged With Embezzlement, Granted Bail :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Ministry of Education Official Charged With Embezzlement, Granted Bail

Through his lawyer Asuman Nyonyintono, he applied for bail arguing that he has a clear career of employment with government for over 20 years.
22 Aug 2019 16:14
Senior Inspectorate of Government Moses Byanguye Appearing in Court

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The Anti-Corruption Court in Kampala has charged and released on bail the Senior Inspector at the Ministry of Education and Sports, Moses Byanguye with embezzlement of more than 28 million shillings. 

Byanguye who is alleged to have committed the offences while serving in the same position in the Ministry of Local Government appeared before Grade one Magistrate Albert Asiimwe.

It is alleged that between February and May 2015 while employed as a Senior Inspector Ministry of Local Government, Byanguye irregularly paid 4.9 million shillings to Christopher Magezi, Abdu Mugalu and Charles Namansa with knowledge or reason that he would cause government a financial loss of the money in question.   

It is also alleged that between the same time and place, Byanguye stole 23.4 million shillings being the property of his employer to which he had access by the virtue of his office.  

Prosecution further notes that on August, 25th and September 9th, 2015, Byanguye knowingly furnished false accountability of the said money to the Under Secretary, Finance and Administration, Ministry of Local Government.   

 However, Byanguye pleaded not guilty and asked court to release him on bail. 

Through his lawyer Asuman Nyonyintono, he applied for bail arguing that he has a clean career of employment with government for over 20 years.  

Byanguye also told court that he has three children and is a first time offender.

He later presented three sureties including Major Noah Wakowera, his brother, Senior Procurement Officer at Mukono Municipality Buguma Aggrey Kalubi.

The other is Annet Namugosa Caala a Senior Clinical Officer with Nansana Municipality and also a Sister in law to Byanguye.  

The Prosecution led by Senior Inspectorate Officer in the Inspectorate of Government, Mikka Luteete subjected the sureties to a number of questions to prove their substantiality and found that they are not wanting. 

Luteete asked court to put stringent terms should it be pleased to release the applicant on bail. Asiimwe directed Byanguye to pay 2 million shillings cash while his sureties have been bonded at 30 million shillings non-cash. The accused will also deposit his original passport with court. The case will now return to court on November, 4th, 2019 for mention. Byanguye was arrested by detectives attached to the Inspectorate of Government.