By Mirembe Martina
Prisons doctor, Alex Kakoraki on Tuesday said Geoffrey Kazinda, the Principal Accountant in Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) could not stand for trial because of his poor state of health. Kazinda was supposed to appear in court on Tuesday as his trial started for charges against him in the Anti-Corruption court.
But after examination from Medical experts from Mulago National Referral Hospital, it has been concluded that Kazinda is stable enough to stand trial. During a new conference yesterday, Wednesday 9th, Mulago hospital spokesperson Enock Kusasira said, “Kazinda has mental and physical capacity to engage in any challenging situation that requires mental and physical calories,” he said, adding that Kazinda was examined on Tuesday by a team of experts led by Dr Fred Nakwagala, a senior consultant physician. They did not find any trace of depression and therefore there is no significant psychiatric illness as far as Kazinda is concerned,” he said.
It was concluded that the only thing the principal accountant had was obesity. “Obesity has its problems which include hypertension, poor quality of sleep and heart burn,” he said.
Kazinda faces charges of abuse of office, forgery and making document without authority. He is being represented by city lawyer, MacDosman Kabega. In addition to these charges, Kazinda faces separate charges of embezzlement, false accounting and conspiracy to commit a felon jointly with a number of other officials he worked with in the OPM. Hearing of this is slated to start on January 28, 2013.