Parliament budget boss convicted over Shs882m



The Anti-Corruption Court has found Samuel Wanyaka, the former Director of Budget at parliamentary guilty of misappropriating more than 882 million Shillings.

Wanyaka appeared this morning before Justice Paul Mugamba who found him guilty of embezzlement, abuse of office and false accounting by a public.

In his ruling, Justice Mugamba noted that Wanyaka received the money in question but didn’t put it to the use that it was requisitioned for.

The Judge said in his ruling that Wanyaka did fictitious accountability as a cover up for the unaccounted money that had ended up on his Stanbic bank account at Forest Mall Lugogo.

“For the reason I have given above, I convict the accused on the charge of embezzlement,” ruled Justice Mugamba.

In November last year, Wanyaka was arrested and committed to Luzira prison for failure to pay Shs 9m in legal costs for a case he lost in Mukono.

Wanyaka lost the case in which he was battling a one Alex Kakembo and was asked to spend six months in Luzira maximum prison.

While Mukono High Court remanded Wanyaka for failure to pay legal costs, the Anti-Corruption Court in Kampala wanted him on charges of false accounting, abuse of office and embezzlement.

Wanyaka voluntarily appeared before Chief Magistrate, Sarah Langa Siu, was charged him with the three counts which he denied and was released on a cash bail of Shs 6m.

On count one, the IGG alleges that Wanyaka between August 13 and December 9, 2013 stole more than Shs 822m meant for conducting service delivery surveys in Uganda.

On count two of abuse of office charge, the IGG faults Wanyaka, on various dates between August 13,  2012 and December 9, 2013 while at Parliament, for purposes of gain and in abuse of authority of his office, for receiving over Shs 822m meant for conducting service delivery in Uganda but put the money to his personal use.

On count three of false accounting, the IGG alleges that Wanyaka knowingly, made false returns for the money in question.

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