By Our Reporter
A section of MPs have expressed dissatisfaction over the conviction of their colleague who is Soroti Municipality MP George Mike Mukula for the mismanagement of 210 million shillings from the Global funds account.
The MPs who include Kasiro County MP, Elijah Okupa , Roland Mugume and William Nzonghu argue that Mukula’s conviction and imprisonment is selective application of the law since court had cleared his co-accused Alex Kamugisha and Jim Muhwezi last year.
MPs told reporter that Mukula was convicted because he insinuated on standing as a president in 2016 unlike the other two who were on the same charge sheet with him.
The Anti-corruption court last week sentenced Mukula to four years in jail after he was found guilty for embezzling the money that was meant to fund youth and women advocacy by the office of the First Lady, Ms Janet Museveni.
His conviction came after court in July last year ruled that Mukula had only accounted for Shs53 million out of the Shs263 million he received for the vaccination project.
Mukula’s co-accused were Jim Muhwezi (former Health minister), Dr Alex Kamugisha (former junior health minister) and Ms Alice Kaboyo, (former private secretary in-charge of Political Affairs and Seminars at State House).
If Mukula does not appeal against the sentence and nine months elapses he will lose his seat in parliament and a by-election will be conducted to replace him.