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Jailed UBC’s Kihika granted bail

Kampala, Uganda |GODREY SSALI | The former Acting Managing Director of Uganda Broadcasting Corporation, Paul Kihika has been granted bail by the Anti-corruption court.

Grade One Magistrate Pamella Lamunu ordered that he pays 3.5m shs cash, deposit his passport with court, and his surities sign a noncash bond of 30mshs to ensure Kihika’s return to court on Sept 04, 2017.

He was represented by his lawyer Jotham Mugarura who argued the bail application on constitutional grounds, and presented four surities who included family and friends.

Prosecution’s Innocent Aleto informed court that investigations into Kihika’s case are still on going.

Last Wednesday, the former MD was arraigned before court to answer charges of embezzlement, plus an alternative count of causing his employer a financial loss of 9,510 Us dollars.

Court heard that Kihika knowingly received the money between May and August 2014 for an official trip to China which he did not attend, thereby causing UBC a financial loss of 9,510 Us dollars, about 34million shillings in Uganda Currency.

He has since denied the allegation saying the money in question was stolen when his office was broken into and the accountability taken, and that the Directorate of Public Prosecution has also cleared him of the said charges.

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