KAMPALA – The Anti-Corruption Court in Kampala has been directed to discharge the former Principle Accountant in the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) Geoffrey Kazinda of all offenses leveled against him.
The Constitutional Court has also issued an order permanently prohibiting the state from using any process of court to initiate and prosecute Kazinda for any offences founded on the same facts in connection with his former employment.
A panel of five justices led by Stephen Musota has also granted all the declarations Kazinda sought in the petition.
Others on the panel were Kenneth Kakuru, Geoffrey Kiryabwire, Cheborion Barishaki, and Ezekiel Muhanguzi, who is now a Supreme Court Judge. A panel of five justices led by Stephen Musota has also granted all the declarations Kazinda sought in the petition.
“The petitioner has proved his case. I do hereby grant all the twelve declarations sought in the petition because they logically follow from the findings of fact and law during the determination of issues,” Musota ruled.
Kazinda had sought declarations that the manner in which he was brought to court without giving him a chance to handover and to appear for audit and in Parliament was unlawful.
The judgement was read out to the parties by the court registrar, Mary Babirye on Friday.source newvision