The Grade One Anti-Corruption Court Magistrate Margret Alumu has this afternoon granted bail to Kyegegwa district Chairman Norman Birungi together with vice Amanya Lafit. The two men stand accused of abuse of office, nepotism and conflict of interest.
The state prosecution led by Nantabazi Diana and Ninsiima Clare told court that the duo in April 2014 during the district executive committee disregarded established guidelines for the generation of the list of beneficiaries under the Luwero- Rwenzori Development Program.
Prosecution further alleges that Birungi with his vice chairman Amanya approved a list of beneficiaries for the in- calf heifer prepared by the district instead of one prepared by the sub county chiefs. It is said that some of the listed beneficiaries are related to the two men.
The two were arrested yesterday evening after investigations into the allegations.
The men denied all the charges. They were represented by Andrew Kahuma and Jackson Kafuuzi.
Birungi was released on a cash bail of UGX 5 million shillings while Amanya paid UGX 4 million shillings. Their four sureties including the Mubende District Inspector of Schools Kassim Balinda, Balinda Vincent, Robert Byaruhanga and Muhangaizima Apolo. The sureties were asked to pay UGX 50 million shillings not cash.