Court stuck with shs 26 billion unclaimed cash bail

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Court stuck with shs 26 billion unclaimed cash bail.

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The Ugandan Judiciary has come out to claim that it is in possession of shs 26 billion cash bail that has not been picked by people whose cases had been concluded.

The Judiciary says it has therefore launched an exercise to have all people who were released on cash bail and later had their cases concluded to come to pick their bail money.

There were also complaints from some people saying that there was a lot of bureaucracy in the bail money refund process, while others confirmed said they were unaware of how to get their money back.

According to Sarah Langa Siu the Chief Registrar, by 30th June 2021, the Judiciary account had Shs 26,440,252,650 unclaimed bail money.

“The general public should know that the accused person is entitled to his/her money as soon as the case is concluded; whether it has been decided in his favor or not. However, he must have not absconded from the court at any time of hearing of the case,” she said.

The Judiciary, she said, is now embarking on sensitizing the public about procedures to be followed to recover such funds.

One of the key elements of regaining this money is ensuring that one has a receipt.


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