Former Principal Accountant Office in the Prime Minister, Geoffrey Kazinda (pictured) has revealed that gong forward he won’t participate in pending charges against him before the Anti-Corruption court, citing humanitarian grounds.
An angry Kazinda informed Anti-Corruption Court Judge, Margret Tibulya that he is also human, who deserves to be shown kindness due the chains of trial that have weighed him down for the last 8 years.
He added that since the Constitutional court has halted a series of charges against him that arise from the same facts, the IGG is not about to let him free (be).
Kazinda then implored Justice Tibulya to proceed without him, and not to call him again from prison where he is incarcerated to attend court.
However, Sarah Birungi from IGG informed court that the constitutional court did not halt the charge of illicit enrichment from proceeding against Kazinda.
Birungi added that if his concern is fatigue he can be given a time line within which to have enough rest and resume later because he is the one delaying this particular case with his defense that has taken two years from 2018 when court ruled that he had a case of illicit enrichment to answer.
IGG alleges that Kazinda between 2010 and June 2012, he maintained a standard of living above that which was commensurate with his income or past known sources of income or assets.
In her ruling, Justice Tibulya ordered the Anti-Corruption court Registrar Susan Kanyange to get Kazinda a Government Lawyer to defend him in the pending case to its logical conclusion saying legally Kazinda is supposed to be represented.
In a related development, DPP’s Jane Frances Abodo has complied with the constitutional court ruling and dropped 73 Corruption related charges against Kazinda for his role in the misappropriation of PRDP funds.
Justice Tibulya has now discharged him on these very charges that were also before her court.
However, despite the dropped charges, Kazinda cannot leave Luzira prison due the pending trial on illicit enrichment charges that have been adjourned to Friday 14th August 2020.