Former Ugandan Vice President Professor Gilbert Bukenya has taken the government court over malicious prosecution.
In a suit filed Friday by his lawyer Mac Dusman Kabega, Bukenya is demanding 100 million shillings in compensation after the anti-Corruption Court found he had no case to answer.
In June 2011, Prof. Bukenya was charged with two counts of abuse of office by the anti-corruption Court in Kampala in a case brought against him by the Inspectorate of Government.
Bukenya was indicted by the Inspector General of Government [IGG] on allegations of corruption related to the procurement of the executive cars and motorcycles for the 2007 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Kampala.
However, in December 2011, the anti-corruption Court Justice Paul Mugamba ruled that there was no sufficient evidence to pin the former Vice President
Bukenya claims he was ‘grossly inconvenienced’ and his character gravely tarnished by the case that also affected his relationship with his family and friends.
Some of the money, Bukenya says will cover costs he incurred when travelling from his residence in Busiro to attend Court sessions when the case was underway.