President Yoweri Museveni's former youth affairs aide, Alice Kaboyo, has been sent on remand to Luzira government Prison.
Kaboyo this morning handed herself over to the Criminal Investigations Department headquarters in Kampala, weeks after the IGG, Faith Mwondha, advised that she should be arrested and prosecuted for misuse of public funds.
According to the IGG, Kaboyo, former health minister Jim Muhwezi, and former Health State Ministers Mike Mukula and Alex Kamugisha are responsible for the misuse of 7.9 billion shillings from the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization. The money was given to the Government of Uganda to enable it to meet the national immunization coverage goals.
While at CID, Kaboyo recorded a statement and was later transferred to Buganda road court charged with embezzlement.
Court presided over by Buganda Road chief Magistrate Margaret Tibulya, heard that Kaboyo fraudulently converted to her 250 million shillings meant for the immunisation programmes in the health ministry. She was also accused of forging receipts worth about 10 million shillings.
But Kaboyo denied the charges and has been sent on remand to Luzira until June 6th when the case comes up for mention.
Meanwhile the two former state ministers, Mukula and Kamugisha who were sent to jail yesterday, have applied for bail in the high court in Kampala.
Their lawyers presented the bail applications before High Court Criminal Registrar Roy Byaruhanga this afternoon.
Alex Kamugisha is seeking for bail on grounds that he is hypertensive and has 12 dependants. He also wants Court to grant him bail because it is a Constitutional right.
Mukula on the other hand has applied for bail on grounds that he has to attend to national duties as NRM Vice Chairman for Eastern Region. He also says that he wants to return his children to school.
The bail applications have been allocated to High Court Judge, Ouma Ogullu, who will make his ruling tomorrow afternoon.