Bukenya Sues Gov’t Over CHOGM

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Former Vice President Professor Gilbert Bukenya

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.

 

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7 thoughts on “Bukenya Sues Gov’t Over CHOGM”

  1. Although it has been tough, I think that Bukenya has benefited politically from these events. He will benefit even greater if he wins the case and gives the damages to charity.

  2. You are right Mr. Bukenya, mazima every Ugandan saw you crying like a baby at your age can you imagine, but remember that those who made you what you are can still break you if you tread on their toes. Do you Mr.Bukenya use a Helicopter from Kakiri to High Court?

  3. You are right professor although the amount you are claiming is little. People have stopped asking for millions from NRM Government. You should have advised your lawyer to ask for billions. When did you last hear the sagas in NRM Government being talked about in terms of millions? Must have been long a go. Now the normal language is how many billions has such a compensation taken? If it is not too late call the file back and consult, Basajja, Kazinda, Pius, Mbambazi name them who are used to real figures

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