It is not good news from the camp of Vivian Chebet, the wife to the jailed tycoon and socialite SK Mbuga after court denying her bail.
This follows the Anti-Corruption Court recently dismissing the bail application filed by Vivian Chebet and ordered to go back to Luzira prison where she is being charged with two counts of money laundering and obtaining money by false pretense.
In the bail application, Chebet with her lawyer Emmanuel Walusimbi had argued that she should be set free since she is a law abiding citizen and will report to court whenever she is required. However, the Magistrate Pamela Lamunu rejected turned it down due to lack of substantial sureties and a record of not complying to bail conditions.
According to prosecution, Chebet fraudulently transferred over Shs23 billion from a company account she was running with her 71-year old Swedish boyfriend, Sten Heinsoo to her Barclays account in Uganda.
She was arrested in Sweden last year, prosecuted and was temporarily released on bail but banned from traveling outside Sweden where she also has a valid citizenship but later fled and came back to Uganda.