Makubuya should stop blackmail
Makubuya should stop blackmail
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The former Attorney General Khiddu Makubuya says prosecuting him over the Basajja’s pay will open a can of worms over other government transactions. I find this some form of blackmail on the President.

The law is very clear; every person is criminally liable for his/her acts either by omission or commission. Therefore, Makubuya should be prudent enough to admit his wrongdoing. His flaws should not be used as a tool to blackmail the President. Makubuya’s situation is sheer conspiracy to prevent justice.

More importantly, Makubuya will not be put on trial for official acts that constitute no element of wrong doing. The constitution empowers the Auditor General to conduct financial and value for money audits in respect of any project involving public fund.

The Auditor General concluded this task and raised concerns over financial loss by the former Attorney General in Basajja’s compensation.

Moreover, the former Attorney General ignored the value costs by the government valuer. Why then should he cry crocodile tears in a deal gone sour?

The circumstance under which sh22b increased to sh142b over a short period of time is a matter of public concern.

It is a great contradiction that maximizing negative financial impact on Ugandans was done by the very Attorney General supposed to have protected public interests.

In his letter to the President whose extracts were published in the dailies of February 8,  Makubuya is quoted to have stated that some truths about the office of the Attorney General may inevitably come out at his trial!

The statement portrays an impression that the office of Attorney General operates in a quandary where various fraudulent transactions are processed and sealed under duress.

However, Makubuya has never reported any case to the Police for being a government hostage in exercising official powers.

If in his sobriety and free will he concurred in processing and sealing ‘inappropriate’ deals

The writer is a researcher

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