Ministers' CHOGM Case Adjourned to August

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The Anti Corruption Court has further halted hearing of the case in which three ministers are accused of abusing their offices and causing government a financial loss of up to 14 billion shillings during the 2007 Chogm preparations.

The Anti Corruption Court has further halted hearing of the case in which three ministers are accused of abusing their offices and causing government a financial loss of up to 14 billion shillings during the 2007 Chogm preparations.
 
The ministers Sam Kutesa for foreign affairs, John Nasasira who is the government chief whip and Mwesigwa Rukutana, the state minister for labour, on Tuesday appeared before Grade One Magistrate Sarah Langa for mention of their case.
 
Langa adjourned the case to August 12th 2012, a time she said is enough for the constitutional court to hear and determine the complaint filed by the three ministers.
 
The ministers’ lawyer, Joseph Byamugisha had sought a longer adjournment saying the constitutional court will not sit to determine his clients’ complaint any time soon.
 
The IGG’s representative, Sydney Asubo agreed to the long adjournment saying it would be useless for the ministers to appear for trial before the constitutional court reference is determined. Asubo also petitioned the constitutional court challenging the mandatory reference of constitutional questions that arise during trial.
 
The ministers went to the constitutional court to challenge their trial on grounds that the Inspector General of Government, Raphael Baku, does not have powers to investigate and prosecute them while still in his acting capacity. They also argued that the charges against them must be instituted by the Inspectorate other than the IGG as an individual.