Former Principal Accountant in the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) Geoffrey Kazinda was found guilty of Maintaining a Standard of Living Beyond his Income.
Anti-Corruption Court Judge Magharet Tibulya was delivering her judgement yesterday morning in the only remaining IGG case against Kazinda after the Constitutional Court halted all DPP cases against Kazinda in August this year.
The Constitutional Court said that Kazinda should be discharged from any future cases before the Anti-Corruption Court that were founded on similar facts arising out of his employment in the Office of the Prime Minister.
However, according to the Public Relations Officer (PRO) in the Office of the IGG Ali Munira, the Inspectorate of Government was not bound by the Constitutional Court decision hence yesterday’s guilty verdict against Kazinda.
Justice Tibulya has now convicted Kazinda on 3 counts of illicit enrichment.
IGG has proved that between 2009 and 2012 Kazinda was in control and possession of Shs. 210M which he spent on renting apartments from Sheraton Hotel for a period of 10 months, four motor vehicles worth Shs 769M and Shs 3.6Bn worth of land that Kazinda illicitly accumulated while in office all of which accumulated wealth totals to Shs 4.6Bn.
To the IGG, Kazinda had only declared his salary and allowances amounting to Shs 83.7M as his known source of income.
But one of the Prosecution Witnesses that testified against Kazinda was George Byaruhanga a friend to Kazinda’s late father who produced a Will pertaining the exact properties of Kazinda’s father minus the Shs 3.6Bn Land that Kazinda illicitly accumulated while in office.