Segane Granted Bail

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The former Town Clerk of Kampala, James Segane, who is accused of the massive embezzlement of KCC money, has been granted bail from prison. Segane was arrested and jailed in September following accusations that he, together with his assistant Kewaza Muwonge and the former KCC Secretary for Finance, Prossy Sebina, were involved in embezzling more than two billion shillings from the KCC coffers. Segane applied for bail on grounds that he is of an advanced age and keeping him in jail is detrimental to his health. His lawyer, MacDusman Kabega also argued that his client has a constitutional right to bail. Manzi Tumubweine, a former cabinet minister; Sam Gumisiriza, a resident of Kitamanyangambo near Busega and Henry Tumwijukye, an administrator at Makerere University, stood surety for Segane. Dr. Sam Kaggwa of Victoria Medical Consultants, Richard Sendege Mubiru a senior research officer with parliament and Deo Kijjambu stood surety for Sebina. In his ruling, High Court judge, Edmund Lugayizi, granted Segane and Sebina bail and set stringent bail conditions. The two are supposed to deposit their passports with the Court, report to the High Court Registrar in charge of criminal offenses every first and third Monday in the month. They are not allowed to go to any border point or airport in the country.

 

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