Parliament budget boss given 17 years in prison



The Anti-Corruption Court has handed Samuel Wanyaka, the former Director of Budget at parliamentary, 17 years in jail for misappropriating more than Shs 882m.

Last week, Justice Paul Mugamba found Wanyaka 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.

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.

When he reappeared on Wednesday, justice Mugamba gave Wanyaka 10 years for embezzlement, 5 years for false accounting and 2 years for abuse of office.

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