Cashgate suspects face fast-rack prosecution

Suspects in the Capital Hill plunder christened as cashgate face fast-track prosecution process as the Judiciary has set dates between January and April 2014 to complete trial.

Under the speedy procedure, around 100 cashgate cases are expected to be taken to court within the specified time by the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).

The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) is expected to prosecute 81 cases from the cashgate cases.

High Court registrar Joseph Chigona confirmed of the fast-track prosecution for cashgate cases, however he pointed out that it will depend on “how ready is the DPP [Director of Public Prosecution].”

Kalemba: Speedy trial
Kalemba: Speedy trial

The DPP Bruno Kalemba said the prosecution “will try to take all the cases to court during the time given.”

According to Kalemba, government has engaged the services of retired top prosecutor  Kamudoni Nyasulu to assist in prosecuting Cashgate cases.

Kalemba also disclosed that investigations into the shooting of budget director Paul Mphwiyo were finished and the DPP was ready with the case.

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