By Ruth Anderah
Former National Social Security Fund managing Director, David Chandi Jamwa, has today been sent back to Luzira prison to serve his 12-year jail term after his bail was cancelled.
This is after the Supreme Court confirmed charges of causing a 3.1 billion shilling loss to the Fund in October 2007.
The move followed a majority decision of 3 against 2 justices who have upheld as legal the 12-year jail term that was handed to him by the Anti-Corruption Court in 2011 and confirmed by the Court of Appeal last year.
Justices; Eldard Mwangushya, Dr .Lillian Tibatemwa Ekirikubinza and Paul Mugamba have ruled that after a careful re-evaluation of evidence, they have found no reason to tamper with the findings of then High court judge John Bosco Katusi who convicted Jamwa for pre-maturely selling NSSF treasury bonds at a loss to the now defunct Crane Bank.
The justices have also upheld the 4 year jail term that the court of Appeal handed to Jamwa after convicting him for abuse of office saying there is no law forbidding an appellant court to reach a guilty verdict and impose an appropriate sentence.
However 2 other justices; Dr. Esther Kisakye Kitimbo and Jotham Tumwesigye did not agree with Jamwa’s conviction and sentencing and have not signed the majority judgment.
The Court has thus come up with a single decision to dismiss Jamwa’s appeal and send him back to prison.
Since his conviction in 2011 by the Anti-corruption court, Jamwa has made fruitless attempts to overturn his punishment by appealing both to the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.