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Former NSSF MD David Jamwa runs to the supreme court to challenge 12 year jail sentence
On Monday David Chandi Jamwa who had been out on bail for almost 7 years, lost his appeal against the 12-year jail sentence given to him by the Anti-corruption court. He was immediately sent back to Luzira to start his 12-year jail term.
Former NSSF MD David Chandi Jamwa

Former NSSF managing director David Chandi Jamwa (Daily Monitor Photo)

Former National social security fund (NSSF) managing director David Chandi Jamwa who on Monday lost his appeal against the 12-year jail sentence given to him by the Anti-corruption court has run to the supreme court to challenge the court of Appeal's ruling.

In the notice of appeal lodged today in the Supreme court's criminal registry, Jamwa through his lawyer David Mpanga notifies court that he is dissatisfied with the decision of justices; Rubby Opio Aweri and Kenneth  Kakuru of upholding and confirming the Anti-corruption court conviction and sentence.

In the notice of appeal, Jamwa says he is also aggrieved with the 2 justices decision of re-evaluating evidence from the Anti-corruption court, convicting him of abuse of office and consequently sentencing him to serve a 4 years imprisonment term.


In their majority judgement court of appeal read by Justice Kenneth Kakuru on Monday,  Justices, Rubby Opio Aweri and Kenneth Kakuru also convicted Jamwa of abuse of office, a charge he had been acquitted of by the Anti-corruption court.

The Anti-Corruption Court meted out the 12-year imprisonment sentence to former NSSF managing director after he was convicted of causing a financial loss of sh3billion shillings to the fund, and dropped the abuse of office charge.


While reading the court of appeal's sentence, Justice Kenneth Kakuru advised Jamwa that the court of appeal was not the last appellant court for him and that he could go to the Supreme court if he feels dissatisfied with the ruling.


The former NSSF Managing director has decided to take his appeal to the supreme court.


Judgement questioned


Yesterday in an opinion, the former NSSF deputy Managing director Geraldine SsalI faulted the court of appeal for confirming Jamwa's sentence, Ms Ssali said that selling treasury bonds before their maturity, which was the prime crime Jamwa had committed, is a “legitimate business” which managers make from time to time.

Another opinion expressed by lawyer Robert Kirunda shows his unease with the judgement.