Monday, 29 October 2012

Kasese deputy speaker remanded over theft

News Updated at E-Society Kasese

Ms Jane Asiimwe being led to court on Thursday.


Court in Kasese on Thursday remanded to Mubuku prison the deputy speaker to the district council, Ms Jane Asiimwe, on charges of theft.
Ms Asiimwe, 27, who is also the female district youth councillor, was arrested on Thursday, charged by police and taken to court.
Court presided over by Grade One Magistrate Patrick Bamuhiga heard that last month, Ms Asiimwe, while at the district headquarters at Rukoki, stole two vouchers with numbers 1742 and 1744 from the accounts assistant’s office contrary to section 245 and 267 (e) of the Penal Code Act. She denied the charges.
State lawyer Mike Mwanje told court that the investigations into the case were not yet complete and asked for adjournment.
Ms Asiimwe, who was not allowed to take plea, pleaded for bail in vain, saying she has an elderly person and two infants under her care. She also said the case is politically motivated.
However, the presiding magistrate ruled that since the case is about alleged theft, the issue of political motivation cannot be entertained, hence remanding her until today (October 29).
Police acted on a petition by the councillors seeking the censure of the speaker, Mr Mubingwa, where one of the missing vouchers was attached.