Troubled SK Mbuga’s wife, Vivienne Chebet Mbuga has been denied a bail by the Anti-Corruption Court’s Chief Magistrate Pamela Lamunu Ocaya.
According to sources, Chebet filed for a bail through her lawyers on grounds that she has a two-year-old daughter, who is currently left without a parent being that the father (SK Mbuga) is also jailed in Sweden on allegations of dealing in fake gold.
However, the magistrate didn’t see that as reason enough to grant Chebet bail, thus sending her to Luzira prison again.
Chebet was remanded to Luzira prison on March 1, 2019. She is charged with obtaining money under false pretence and money laundering.
According to CID spokesperson Vincent Ssekate, Chebet was arrested following an Interpol notice that alleged that she had fleeced over 53 million Swedish Krone (About Shs23 billion) from her Swedish ex-boyfriend Sten Heinsoo.
Prosecution alleged that on April 7, 2015, Chebet obtained Shs152.8 million on her Barclays Bank account from Heinsoo knowing at the time of receipt, the funds were proceeds of crime.
She again received Shs167.5 million and Shs107.6 million on April 13 and May 25, 2015 respectively which was wired from Heinsoo’s account.
Chebet was arrested on February 14 2019 by Criminal investigative officers (CID), and held at Kibuli police station for over 12 days, till when the High Court summoned Police and Director of Public Prosecution to produce her in to court for trial.