• The prosecution alleges that in June 2013 Mugenyi received 87 million shillings from the Ministry of Education and Sports for construction of a two-classroom block, two -5 stance VIP latrines and procurement of a forty -3 seater desks.

The Anti-Corruption Court has charged the former headteacher of Kisubba Primary School in Bundibugyo District, Eliphaz Mugenyi for causing financial loss to the government.

Mugenyi on Friday appeared before Grade one Magistrate Albert Asiimwe. The prosecution alleges that in June 2013 Mugenyi received 87 million shillings from the Ministry of Education and Sports for construction of a two-classroom block, two -5 stance VIP latrines and procurement of a forty -3 seater desks.

The prosecution further alleges that Mugenyi misappropriated the funds and failed to complete the works.

Mugenyi, however, denied the offences and asked to be released on bail.

His lawyer David Kisembo told the court that the offences are bailable adding that Mugenyi suffers from hypertension and diabetes.

His lawyer later presented two sureties William Byamukama and Muhammed Tumusabe who told the court that they are businessmen dealing in Cocoa.

However, the State Prosecutor Mawano Ssenoga objected to his bail application saying that there was no evidence that he is sick and Manager of  Bundibugyo Energy Cooperatives Society Limited.  He also said that the suspect may abscond from the trial.

Delivering his ruling Asiimwe granted him an interim bail of Shillings 2 million with orders that he brings his passport and, Employment Contract and other essential documents on April 20th, 2020.

He also directed that his sureties bring copies of their Trading Licences or that one of their employer and warned that failure to bring the same his bail will be cancelled.

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