Member of the Executive didn’t show up, Deputy speaker suspends the house

Legislators agree to suspend the house

Members of Parliament on Tuesday afternoon elected to suspend the house proceedings and only resume business when the Executive comprehensively explains the mysterious killings of women in Wakiso district.

This was after, the body of the  20th woman was discovered dumped in Kampala and Wakiso within the last two-and-a-half months.

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Gen. Kale Kayihura  insisted that the Nyanama incident should not be linked to both the Entebbe and Nansana murders, adding that the police were investigating the death.

“This should not be comparable. It’s just one of those criminal cases that the Police are investigating and we will get to the bottom of the matter,” Kayihura said. He insisted that the security was in control of the situation.

“For the last one-and-a-half weeks, we have not had any murders reported in Entebbe or Nansana because of our continuous engagement with the members of the public,” Kayihura noted.

According to Kayihura, they had followed some leads, which led to the arrest of some people they believe are key suspects. He noted that some people had been charged while others were helping with the investigations. He assured the country that the Police were committed to protecting life and property and that they would hunt down all the criminal elements and have them prosecuted.

Kayihura urged members of the public to share whatever information they had which could help in investigations.

On Monday, the Police recovered a body of an unknown woman dumped in Nyanama.

The body was the 20th discovered dumped in Kampala and Wakiso within the last two-and-a-half months.

Lira Women Member of Parliament Joy Ongom today rose on the matter of national importance but it was later realized that the ministers of Internal Affairs, Security and even the Government Chief Whip were not around. Leader of Opposition (LOP) Winnie Kiiza suggested that it is not proper for the house to continue debating when the concerned Executive Members (Minister Internal Affairs and Security and Government Chief Whip)are not around.

This left Deputy Speaker, Jacob Oulanyah with no choice but to suspend the house indefinitely.

The Local Government Minister, Tom Butime tried to convince members to continue with business but all MPs disagreed with his position.

Inspector Gen. Kale Kayihura addressing journalists at Media center on monday


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