KAMPALA: The Anti-Corruption Court in Kampala has dismissed bail application filed by Vivian Angela Chebet the wife of Sulaiman Kabangala aka SK Mbuga who is currently incarcerated in Sweden over money laundering and obtaining money by false pretense.
Vivian was arrested in late February from the couple’s home in Muyenga and charged with two counts of money laundering and obtaining money by false pretense.
Led by her lawyer Emmanuel Walusimbi, Chebet had applied for bail arguing that she is a law abiding citizen and will report to court whenever she is required to report there.
Appearing before Magistrate, Pamela Lamunu, Chebet’s bail application was rejected for lack of substantial sureties and a record of not complying to bail conditions.
With false promises of love and African gold, M-politician Sten Heinsoo, 71, was tricked into sending 53 million SEK to Uganda.
Chebet was arrested in Sweden, prosecuted and was temporarily released on bail. She was banned from traveling outside that country. However she fled and came back to Uganda. Chebet – who is a Swedish citizen for some years, was charged in Stockholm’s district court for several cases of gross fraud against Heinsoo.
The couple had lived a life in extreme luxury and had access to an armada of sports cars – at the same time they are now being sought by Swedish justice.