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Former Red Cross boss charged with theft

By Vision Reporter

Added 2nd May 2016 04:35 PM

He is also battling charges of abuse of office at the Anti-Corruption Court in Kampala, has been freed on bail.

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Uganda Breweries Human Resources Director, Patrick Ngolobe (C) handed over the donation to the Secretary General of Uganda Red Cross Society Mr. Michael Richard Nataka (R)

He is also battling charges of abuse of office at the Anti-Corruption Court in Kampala, has been freed on bail.

Former Red Cross boss Michael Nataka has been charged with theft of over sh1b.  Nataka appeared before the Anti- Corruption Court Patricia Amogo on Monday.

He is also battling charges of abuse of office at the Anti-Corruption Court in Kampala, has been freed on bail.

Nataka was granted bail after depositing sh15m.  He also produced four substantial sureties, including two Resident District Commissioners and a senior official in the, all bonded at sh100m (not cash).

He was charged with two counts of abuse of office; contrary to Section 11(1) of the Anti-Corruption Act 2009.The offences were purportedly committed in 2013.

He is accused of making false declarations in relation to illegal transportation, and later taxation evasion for a motor vehicle using privileges accorded to the humanitarian agency.

The sureties are John Nabende (RDC Pallisa); his uncle, Moses Wamoto (RDC Manafa); his close friend James Mayoka, principal economist in charge of projects at the education and sports ministry.

The fourth surety was Stella Watenyeli, a city businesswoman and proprietor of SMS service Hamwe East Africa Limited.

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