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Uganda: Former Junior Health minister Mike Mukula jailed for four years
The Anti-Corruption Court Friday sentenced former junior health minister Mike Mukula to four years in prison after finding him guilty of embezzling Shs210 million from the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation account.
The money was meant to fund youth and women advocacy by the office of the First Lady, Ms Janet Museveni.
Chief Magistrate Irene Akankwasa sentenced Mukula after prosecution proved that Mukula received the money.
Mukula who is Soroti Municipality MP is the only suspect who has been convicted in the Shs1.6 billion case after his co-accused were cleared by the court last year.
They were Jim Muhwezi (former Health minister), Dr Alex Kamugisha (former junior health minister) and Ms Alice Kaboyo, (former private secretary in-charge of Political Affairs and Seminars at State House).
In July last year, court ruled that Mukula has only accounted for Shs53 million out of the Shs263 million he received for the vaccination project.