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Budo’s Kayongo summoned over fraud

By Vision Reporter

Added 14th June 2009 03:00 AM

FORMER Budo Junior School head teacher, William Kayongo, has been summoned to answer more charges of forgery and uttering false documents in connection to land belonging to the late Gregory Mabirizi’s family.

By Edward Anyoli
and Jeff Lule


FORMER Budo Junior School head teacher, William Kayongo, has been summoned to answer more charges of forgery and uttering false documents in connection to land belonging to the late Gregory Mabirizi’s family.

Kayongo, who was expected to appear in court on Monday from Luzira Prison, did not turn up.

Court was informed by state attorney Kate Basuuta that Kayongo was released after clearing the debt.

Buganda Road Court Grade One Magistrate Francis Kobusheshe summoned Kayongo to appear on June 22.

The former school head was recently committed to Luzira Prison for failure to pay a debt of over sh60m to his creditor, Hauder Gaundong, a Chinese company.

The new charges are connected to the earlier ones in which Kayongo is accused of fraudulently obtaining a land title from Mabirizi’s family.

Kayongo is alleged to have forged a land title for a piece of land estimated at sh1b. The land is situated in Bunamwaya on Plot 382, Block 265.

He is also accused of uttering the same fake land title to Robert Kayongo, who is the administrator of the land.

Prosecution said Mabirizi’s family sold part of the land to Kayongo, but he transferred the whole land into his name.
Barclays Bank has already taken over Kayongo’s Bunamwaya-based Berkeley Secondary School for failure to pay a loan of sh1.7b.

Kayongo has another pending civil suit at the Commercial Court in which Bank of Baroda sued him for failure to pay back another loan of sh192m he secured in May 2007. The case has not yet been decided.

Kayongo was on April 29 acquitted by the Buganda Road Court Chief Magistrate of charges of carelessness and negligence of duty in connection with the Budo Junior School inferno, which killed 20 pupils on April 14, 2008.

Chief Magistrate Vincent Mugabo acquitted Kayongo on grounds that there was no evidence incriminating him.

Budo’s Kayongo summoned over fraud

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