According to the Spokesperson of Uganda Prisons Frank Baine, Kasango died on Saturday as he was being transported from Murchison Bay prison to Mulago National Referral Hospital for further treatment.
The late Bob Kasango
Renowned Kampala City lawyer Bob Kasango has died in Luzira Prisons.
According to the Spokesperson of Uganda Prisons Frank Baine,
Kasango died on Saturday as he was being transferred from Murchison Bay prison to Mulago National
Referral Hospital for further treatment.
"It's true. He has been sick. He has died of heart-related
problems. I have just talked to the doctor and I have been told that he has
died while being taken to Mulago", said Baine.
Baine added that Kasango has been on treatment since he was taken to
Luzira and he has been receiving medication at Murchison Bay.
One of the lawyers who represented Kasango at the Anti Corruption Court
Evans Ochieng has described Kasango as a very bright person adding that the
legal fraternity is going to miss him.
In 2018, Kasango was found guilty of theft of 15.4 Billion Shillings pension funds.
The Anti Corruption Court Judge Margaret Tibulya convicted Kasango
alongside three senior officials in the ministry of public service for their
various roles played in the pension scam.
They are Jimmy Lwamafa the former Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of
Public Service, former Principal Accountant in the pensions department
Christopher Obey, former Director of Research and Development Stephen Kiwanuka
They were found guilty for conspiring to forge a court order, a
certificate of taxation and a certificate of costs directing the Attorney
General to pay Kasango’s defunct law firm Hall and Partners 15.4 billion
shillings which were meant for pension and gratuity of more than 6,340
pensioners between 2011 and 2012. Kasango the prime suspect was given 16 years.
By the time of his death, Kasango had appealed against the sentence and
a panel of three Justices of the Court of Appeal namely Lady Justice Catherine
Bamugemereire, Muzamir Mutangula Kibeedi and Remmy Kasule were yet to determine
In December 2020, when the group last appeared in court via video
conferencing, they had asked the court to allow their lawyers to access them to
prison given that there were restrictions following the outbreak of
Although Kasango was representing himself, the defence lawyers led by
Evans Ochieng complained to the court that they had written several letters to
the Commissioner-General of Prisons Johnson Byabashaija to allow them to access
to the convicts, but there was no response to them.
In 2016, Court ordered Kasango, to pay 3 billion Shillings to Tooro Queen Mother Best Kemigisa. He was also further ordered to pay a fine of Shs12 million
or be imprisoned for five years.
The money in question belonged to Kemigisa who entrusted Kasango with the duty of receiving it from the Lands
Ministry Permanent Secretary on her behalf.