Animu insists that she is a South Sudanese national because her father, Taban Risasi Amitai Yongo was a South Sudanese by birth and hailed from Kendre Boma Lujulo Payam, Morobo County, Central Equatorial State. The records before the court Show that Animu's father died on November 25th, 1995 at Mulago National Referral Hospital in Kampala.
In her judgement, Justice Tibulya noted that the prosecution was able to prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt. Earlier on, the prosecution told the court that on April 6th and 8th 2017, Kabafunzaki directly solicited and accepted a bribe of Shillings 5million from Hamid Muhammed, the Chairperson of Aya Group of Companies as an inducement to clear him of sexual abuse allegations by his former employee, Jamila Opondo.
Guwatudde was arrested by the State House Anti-Corruption Unit in April last year and charged jointly with the Head of the Procurement Unit Fred Lutimba Kyeyune, Under Secretary Joel Wanjala and Martin Owor, the Commissioner in charge of Relief and Disaster Preparedness and Head of the COVID-19 Relief Management.