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Former Uganda Railways Corporation MD Stanley Ssendegeya Granted Bail in Forgery Case

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Stanley Ssendegeya, the former managing director of Uganda Railways Corporation (URC), facing forgery charges, has been granted a sh1 million cash bail by the Buganda Road Magistrates Court. The court, presided over by Sienna Owomugisha, made the ruling on Monday, noting that Ssendegeya’s sureties, including his wife, son, and mother-in-law, were substantial. Additionally, he was ordered to pay a non-cash bond of sh10 million.

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Ssendegeya, 54, a resident of Namugongo Jjanda village in Wakiso district, had been remanded to Luzira Prisons last week on allegations of forging academic documents to secure a job at URC. His arrest was conducted by the State House Anti-Corruption Unit (SHACU) on Wednesday.

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Pleading not guilty to the charges, Ssendegeya is currently under ongoing investigations, as stated by the prosecution led by Judith Nyamwiza. The allegations include forging a curriculum vitae (CV) in July 2020, falsely indicating possession of a master’s degree in business administration, which he submitted to URC for employment. It is further alleged that he provided the same false information to Deloitte Uganda Limited, a recruitment firm located at Lumumba Avenue.

Ssendegeya’s lawyer, Benon Tusasirwe, had applied for bail on medical grounds, citing his stroke condition that requires specialized medical attention not available in prison. The former URC MD is required to report back to court on December 14, 2023, for the mention of the case.

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