By Our Reporter
News coming indicates that once controversial city lawyer Bob Kasango has breathed his last in jail.
Our Moles have established that the learned fellow, who was a few years back involved in a multibillion land wrangle with the Tooro Kingdom Queen Mother her Majesty Best Kemigisa, reportedly died in Luzira Prison after succumbing to heart failure in the evening hours of Saturday , February 27th, 2021.
Kasango has been in Luzira Prison since 2018 after he was sentenced to a 16-year jail term for the theft of Shs15Bn which was meant for pensioners. Sources close to his family reveal that Kasango has been battling heart complications for a long time.
News of his passing was confirmed by celebrated veteran journalist Andrew Mwenda, a close associate of the fallen lawyer.
Kasango was the co-founder of The Independent Publication, together with Mwenda. He also ran a law firm in the city before he was jailed for embezzlement.
According to reports, Mwenda revealed that Kasango breathed his last at Murchison Bay Hospital inside Luzira Prison.
The Spokesperson of Uganda Prisons Frank Baine, revealed that Kasango died on Saturday, February 27th, while being transported from Murchison Bay prison to Mulago Hospital for further treatment.
Kasango was in 2016 convicted of theft and ordered by court to pay Shs3Bn as compensation to Queen Mother Best Kemigisa.
The then presiding Buganda Road Chief Magistrate Jamson Karemani further ordered Kasango to pay a fine of Shs12 million or be imprisoned for five years.
The money in question belonged to the Tooro Queen Mother who entrusted Kasango with the duty of receiving it from the Lands Ministry Permanent Secretary on her behalf.
In the same year, Kasango was arraigned before the Anti-Corruption Court and charged in connection to forgery of a judicial document in order to siphon over Shs15.4 billion pension cash.
The money in question was allegedly diverted to Marble Law Firm, owned by Kasango by three former Ministry of Public Service officials led by former permanent secretary Mr Jimmy Lwamafa.
The money was reportedly to cater for legal fees after another city law firm that won a pension case against government for having delayed to pay over 6,339 pensioners.
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