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Govt ordered to defend itself in Ssemwanga funeral court case

Ssemwanga’s children at his burial. PHOTO ZARI FACEBOOK

Government given 15 days to defend itself in the Ivan ‘Don’ Ssemwanga funeral money court case

The High Court in Kampala has  given the Attorney General and Bank of Uganda 15 days to file a written defence explaining why they never restrained socialites from the self styled “Rich Gang” from throwing money into their colleague Ivan Ssemwanga’s grave during burial last week.

Court wants an explanation how, the issue that is before court, happened in the presence of  the Uganda Police Force.

The summons follow a suit filed by a one Robert Senfuka,  another concerned citizen who has petitioned court Monday for orders that the body of the late Ivan Ssemwanga be exhumed and establish the actual amount of money in his grave before it’s returned back into circulation.

Ssenfuka contends that the throwing of Uganda’s legal tender into a grave is a wastage of tax payers’ money  since the said money is printed using resources collected from citizens for purposes of trade.

Through his lawyers of Wameli and company advocates, Ssenfuka seeks a declaration that  court should order police pay damages for neglect of duty  and an order permanently restraining any  person from destroying the legal tender.

This is the second time Bank of Uganda is being sued for failing its mandate to protect the legal tender, the first one being last week when another concerned citizen Abey Mgugu run to court accusing the central Bank of not taking legal action against the Rich Gang team for throwing money into  Ssemwanga’s grave.

Ssenfuka’s case in  which he also sues a one Lubega Bahati  whom he claims to have seen  personally  throwing money in Ssemwanga’s grave, has been allocated to Justice Stephen Musota whereas Mgugu’s application is to be heard by Justice Margret Oguli Oumo.


One comment

  1. What happened in this case, smacks of an absentee government (level of lawlessness). For sometime now, there are certain things like this one, which only happens in Uganda.

    The lack of respect and enforcement of the rule of law; make many Ugandans not to respect for e.g. our currency and other public properties. That is how our tax money (currency), is used and abuse, to the extent of being buried with the dead. In other words, the policemen/women who were at the crime scene, during the sprinkling of Ssemwang’s dead body with our heard earned currency; were clueless that crime against Ugandans taxpayers was being committed in broad-day-light.

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