Mike Mukula Appeal Adjourned To Friday

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Former Junior Health Minister Mike Mukula has been sent back to Luzira Prison after the Anti-Corruption Court adjourned the hearing of the appeal against his four year sentence to Friday 8.

On January 18, court found Capt. Mukula guilty of embezzling Shs210 million meant for Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (Gavi).

The Presiding Chief Magistrate Irene Akankwasa handed him a four-year sentence.

In his appeal, Capt. Mukula states that the trial chief magistrate erred in law and fact when she believed the prosecution case before hearing his case.

He further says Ms Akankwasa failed to properly evaluate the evidence adduced at the trial and thereby coming to a wrong and biased conclusion that he received and also stole the Shs210 million.



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