Just hours after the Anti Corruption Court acquitted and set free former health minister Capt Mike Mukula, the state has swung into action by going to the court of appeal to appeal against the acquittal saying its dissatisfied.
On Wednesday High Court judge, David Wangutusi over turned the lower court’s conviction and four year jail term handed to Mukula on January 18 this year for embezzling Shs210 million from the Gavi account and set him free.
However, the state has disputed the decision. It notes that the DPP is dissatisfied with the judgment of his Lordship Justice David Wangutusi, sitting as appellate court at the Anti Corruption Court, delivered on March 13. It hereby appeals against the said acquittal and setting aside of sentence.
The notice signed by the public prosecutor Sydney Asubo who has been handling this matter since 2007, said the grounds of appeal will be filed at a later date upon being availed with the typed record of the lower court’s proceedings.
By press time, court had not yet set a hearing date.
The Court of Appeal will be the last appellate court to hear this legal battle since it’s the second appellate court to hear this matter.