The Court of Appeal in Kampala has released on bail two of the three people convicted of corruption and leading government to lose billions of money in the shs24 billion Kyetume- Katosi road.
Justice Cheborion Barishaki on Tuesday released businessman, Apollo Senkeeto and Wilberforce Senjako, the former regional accountant for UNRA on bail pending hearing of their appeal by the same court.
“I have taken into consideration the sureties presented for the applicants and their particulars and find that the said sureties are substantial and are able to ensure the applicants attend court as and when required to do so,” Justice Cheborion said.
“For the reasons above I am convinced the applicant’s (Ssenjako) medical condition cannot be managed while in custody.”
The judge however asked each of them to report to the court’s registrar every month, deposit their passports in court.
Each of the two was asked to pay a cash bond of sh10 million whereas each of their six sureties is to part with a non cash bond of shs20 million.
“A breach of the above conditions shall render the bail pending the appeal herein granted to the applicants to an automatic cancellation,” Justice Cheborion warned.
Three people including Senkeeto, Ssenjako and Joe Ssemugooma, the former director of finance and administration at UNRA were in August convicted the trio for theft, obtaining money by false pretence, uttering false documents and conspiracy to defraud in the shs24billion Mukono-Katosi road project scam in 2013.
“Ssenkeeto was the architect of this scam with his American friends and if this was a play, he would be the protagonist .He needs salvation because his manipulations forced many people to lose jobs in UNRA,” Justice Lawrence Gidudu of the Anti -Corruption Court said.
“If Ssemugooma and Ssenjako had nipped the bud in the knee, the scam would have collapsed at tendering stage and Eutaw would have been disqualified at the same stage due to presenting fake securities, “Gidudu said.