The Anti-Corruption court has sentenced Geoffrey Kazinda, the former principal accountant in the Office of Prime Minister to 15 years in prison after being found guilty of three counts; Forgery, Accumulation of abnormal wealth (illicit enrichment) and financial loss.
The Inspectorate of Government (IGG) found out that between 2009 and 2012, Kazinda was enjoying a standard of living way above his known sources of income, possessing and wealth amounting to over shs4.6 billion.
“The investigations revealed that Kazinda had rented constellation suites in Nakasero for ten months at a cost of shs210 million, had three plots of land in Bukoto valued at shs3.6 billion, owned high-end cars including a BMW, Mercedes Benz ML class, Dodge Saloon all valued at shs769 million,” Justice Margret Tibulya revealed.
Meanwhile, according to prosecution, the above wealth was far above his known and declared annual income of shs84 million per year, thus raising a red flag on how he acquired them. On cross-examination, the presiding justice found out that Kazinda had concealed the properties when he registered them under the names of different persons.
It was also revealed that Kazinda had transferred three land titles for pieces of land situated in Bukoto to an educational organization, Brothers of Christian Instruction as a donation. However, the court found out that he remained in full control of the pieces of land in question.