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Three Microfinance Bosses, Teacher Charged Over Embezzling Shs 10.8Bn

Anti corruption high court in Kampala has charged three Microfinance Support Centre (MSC) top bosses and a teacher over embezzlement and conspiracy to defraud government of Shs10.8bn which was a loan fund that President Yoweri Museveni gave Teachers in 2011 as a grant.

The charged suspects have been identified as   John Peter Mujuni, the Executive Director of MSC, John Mwebembezi, the Head Finance and Administration at MSC , Julia Birungi, the Assistant Credits Officer and Teacher Joan Asiimwe Baryaruha.

Prosecution alleges that between November 2019 and August 2020 while in performance of their duties, John Peter Mujuni, the Executive Director of MSC, John Mwebembezi, the Head Finance and Administration at MSC together with Julia Birungi, the Assistant Credits Officer at the same organization stole Shs10.8bn.

Prosecution further told court that Teacher Joan Asiimwe Baryaruha conspired with the three Staff of Uganda Micro Finance Support Centre to defraud Government of the said money.

The four suspects appeared before Grade One Magistrate Moses Nabende and have all pleaded not guilty to the allegation.

State Prosecutor one Stanley Baine informed court that investigations in this case are not yet complete and applied for an adjournment to another date.

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