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LIST: Museveni pardons ex-NSSF boss Jamwa, 12 others

Former NSSF managing director, David Chandi Jamwa is finally a free man after receiving the Presidential Pardon. PHOTO/FILE

Kampala, (UG): President Museveni has pardoned the former Managing Director of the National Social Security Fund (NSSF), David Chandi Jamwa and 12 other inmates in the exercise of the prerogative of mercy as per Article 121 (4) (a) of the 1995 constitution of the Republic of Uganda.

The Uganda Prisons Spokesperson, Mr Frank Mayanja Baine confirmed the presidential pardon on Wednesday saying the pardon for the individuals has been granted on humanitarian grounds.

“In accordance with Article 121 (4) (a) of the 1995 Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, H.E the President has granted pardon to a total of 13 (Thirteen) Prisoners on public health and humanitarian grounds,” Mr Baine said in a Wednesday statement.

Jamwa who was in early 2011 handed a 12-year sentence for causing a Shs3 billion financial loss to the government for prematurely selling treasury bonds to the defunct Crane Bank ends his jail term alongside 12 other inmates all of whom were serving sentences for defilement save for one of manslaughter.

Below is the full list of the 13 prisoners who benefited from the president’s prerogative of mercy.

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  1. David Chandi Jamwa
  2. Ntale Vincent
  3. Drabo Nelson
  4. Omirambe James
  5. Aliama Samuel
  6. Leku Francis
  7. Kabila Joseph
  8. Yoha Ayitia alias Samu
  9. Kato Fred
  10. Owino Jackson
  11. Okello Zakaria
  12. Nono Joseph
  13. Ouma Mesach John alias Ojambo

“The aforementioned will be released accordingly,” the statement adds.

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President Museveni as the head of state is the only person with the powers to pardon inmates as envisioned in the prerogative of mercy under Article 121 (4) (a) of the 1995 constitution.

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