The Spokesperson of Uganda Prisons Frank Baine, Kasango died on Saturday as he was being transported from Murchison Bay prison to Mulago National Referral Hospital for further treatment.
“It’s true. He has been sick. He has died of heart-related problems. I have just talked to the doctor and I have been told that he has died while being taken to Mulago”, said Mr Baine.
Baine added that Kasango has been on treatment since he was taken to Luzira and he has been receiving medication at Murchison Bay. The lawyer passed on Saturday evening after suffering an illness at Luzira Murchison Bay prison.
Commissioner General of Prisons, Dr.Johnson Byabashaija confirmed the death.
“He was a known heart patient. and was on a lot of medication, “Byabashaija said.that Kasango had died of heart problems.
Prisons spokesperson, Frank Baine said Kasango who condition deteriorated at around 8pm died as he was being rushed to Mulago, adding that the body is at Mulago for a postmortem report.
Jailed for 16 years
The Anti-Corruption Court in 2018 sentenced lawyer Kasango (16 years) , former Public Service officials Jimmy Lwamafa (9), Christopher Obey (14) and Stephen Kiwanuka Kunsa (9) in jail for theft of sh15 billion meant for pensioners.
Lwamafa is a former Public Service Permanent Secretary, Obey a former Public Service principal account in charge of pensions Obey and Kunsa a former Public Service Commissioner for the compensation department.
Kasango was in 2018 convicted and sentenced to 16 years imprisonment for unlawfully accessing money meant for prisoners.
He was jailed alongside three former top officials in the Ministry of Public Services with whom he was jointly accused in the matter.
Kasango was convicted of several counts of theft and forgery of two judicial documents to steal Shs15.4 billion of pension money and conspiracy to commit a crime after the money was diverted to the account of his Hall and Partners law firm by the three officials.
It was said that the money was paid onto Kasango’s firm’s account as legal fees meant for payment of pensioners yet he had never represented them in court in the case against the Attorney General and they won.
According to the Commissioner-General of Prisons, Kasango’s sentence was to expire on December,20, 2034 but if he maintained good behavior, the earliest possible date of release would have been August,31, 2029.