By Suzan Kabarwani
Interdicted Principal Accountant in the Office of the Prime Minister Geoffrey Kazinda has lost a petition to the Constitutional Court to stop his trials over the OPM fraud.Kazinda had petitioned the constitutional court accusing government of selective prosecution ,he wanted the trial to be declared unconstitutional.
Kazinda was condemning his trial at the anti corruption court when his boss, Mr Pius Bigirimana, the Permanent Secretary and accounting officer in the Office of the Prime Minister were at large .
In a suit filed in the Constitutional Court , Mr Kazinda was seeking among others, orders declaring the acts of government as discriminative and contrary to the Constitution.
However , the court on Tuesday dismissed the petition saying Kazinda failed to provide enough evidence that he was being selectively prosecuted.It thereafter directed the Anti-corruption division of the High court to proceed with the trial against Kazinda.
Kazinda is facing 29 counts of forgery and causing financial loss to government in the plunder of over Shs30bn from OPM.
He is accused of forging signatures of OPM Permanent Secretary Pius Bigirimana and conniving with officials in Bank of Uganda and Finance Ministry to facilitate the fraudulent transfer of donor-support funds earmarked for recovery programmes in the war-torn Northern Uganda.