John Hashaka, the former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of local government has been sentenced to 10 years in jail for embezzling over Shs4bn.
The other suspects in this case include; Henry Bamutura (Principal Accountant), Robert Mwebaze (Principal Procurement Officer), Sam Emorut Erongot (Assistant Commissioner Policy and Planning), Timothy Musherure and Adam Aluma.
Kashaka along with Bamutura are accused of abusing their offices when they allegedly signed a final contract with the bicycle supply firm Amman Industrial Tools and Equipment Ltd (Aitel) for delivery of 70,000 bicycles, without contacting and approval of the Contracts Committee.
About Shs4.6 billion is alleged to have been paid to the supply firm but no single bicycle has been delivered to date.
Some of the suspects face a separate charge of neglecting their duties.