The chairperson of the Parliamentary Anti-Corruption Committee-COSASE, Kawempe South legislator Mubarak Munyagwa has lost a bid to block the corruption charges against him.
This was after the Chief magistrate, Ms Pamela Lamunu of the Anti-Corruption Court dismissed Mubarak’s application that sought to block his trial on grounds that the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) had no right to institute such offenses against him even after the complainant had prior lost interest.
in her ruling, Lamunu however concurred with the DPP that criminal offences are committed against the State and not individuals, adding that the DPP is not moved by a letter written to him by the complainant Francis Kakumba, expressing loss of interest in the pending criminal matter.
Court has now ordered Mr Munyagwa to plea on November 4. According to the charge sheet before the Anti-Corruption Court Mr Munyagwa is facing three corruption charges.
Under count one of corruption, prosecution states that in the month of December 2014 at Haks Investment Limited, being a Mayor Kawempe Division, Mr Munyagwa solicited for a gratification of Shs100m from Mr Francis Kakumba in exchange for him to exert improper influence over Kawempe Division Urban Council to nominate Muyanja Isaac ( S/O Francis Kavuma) for appointment as a member of Kampala City Land Board representing Kawempe Division.
In count two which is also corruption, Mr Munyagwa in the same year is also accused of receiving a gratification of $ 20000 an evaluate of about Shs 73 Million from Mr Kakumba in exchange for him to exert improper influence over Kawempe Division Urban Council to nominate Isaac Muyanja (S/O Kakumba).