PICTORIAL: Former NSSF MD, Jamwa ordered to serve 12 year sentence

Kenneth Kazibwe

Kenneth Kazibwe

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The Court of Appeal  in Kampala has quashed an application in which former Managing Director of the National Social Security Fund (NSSF), David Chandi Jamwa was challenging his 12-year sentence.

In his ruling, justice John Bosco Katutsi also barred Jamwa from holding any  public office for 10 years, a sentence he has since challenged in the court of appeal.

Jamwa looks dejected after the ruling.

Three Justices including; Steven Kavuma, Kenneth Kakuru and Opio Aweri heard the appeal but the former dissented with the judgment of the other two.

Court throws out former NSSF boss Jamwa’s appeal against 12 year sentence

However, in their judgement read by Justice Kakuru, the panel contended that evidence showed that the sale of government bonds by NSSF only two days to their maturity led to a financial loss.

Jamwa disturbed by the ruling.

The judges wondered why Jamwa as the NSSF Managing Director was in a hurry to sell off the bonds only two days to their maturity date having been kept for over three years but sold below the guaranteed price.

“We find that he had reason to believe his act would cause financial loss but went ahead and sold the bonds below the guaranteed price causing a financial loss to government. ”

Jamwa sweats during the ruling.

On the 12 year sentence, the judges said they could not interfere in such unless it has been done in error by the trial judge.

The judges said they could not interfere with the 12 year sentence which they said is perfectly legal and subsequently upheld it.

The IGG contended that  Jamwa knew or had reason to believe that his actions would cause  financial loss to the fund.

Jamwa is handcuffed after the ruling.

Jamwa is escorted to the waiting prison’s van.

Jamwa has now been returned to Luzira having been out on bail since 2011.

Jamwa enters the Prison van.

The judges however added another four year sentence to Jamwa but are to run concurrently with the twelve years for abuse of office.

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