Court removes MP Bihande over Shs20m fraud



Constitutional Court has Monday ordered Bukonzo East Member of Parliament, Yokasi Bihande Bwambale, to vacate his seat in the August house.

Bihande was in 2012 convicted by then Anti-Corruption judge, Catherine Bamugemereire, for embezzling Shs 20m.

He was also convicted for forging and uttering false accountability to the chief accountant of Parliament for the constituency development funds (CDF).

He was fined Shs 1m for the charge of uttering a false document which he paid and survived being imprisoned for three years.

A panel of five justices led by Deputy Chief Justice, Steven Kavuma, on Monday ruled that from April 3, 2012, Bihande should have stopped receiving a monthly salary and allowances since he had ceased being an MP.

Court also ordered the Kasese MP to refund all the salary and allowances he has been drawing since he was convicted by the Anti-Corruption Court two years ago for uttering false accountability regarding the funds he received from Parliament to develop his constituency.

Court further ordered Bihande to pay all the costs that the petitioner, Fred Police Busige, a concerned voter of Bukonzo East constituency who petitioned against him.

Bihande is the husband to Kasese District Woman MP, Winfred Kizza.


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