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Cabinet investigating Nantaba’s attempted assassination

Cabinet has revealed that they are investigating State minister for ICT Idah Nantaba’s claims of an attempted assassination that led to the gunning down of Robert Ssebulime on Sunday, March 24 (FILE PHOTO)

KAMPALA – The State Minister for Internal Affairs, Mr. Obiga Kania, has revealed that a special team has been put in place for Cabinet to investigate if there was an attempted assassination on embattled State minister for ICT, Ms. Aidah Nantaba.

Mr. Obiga made the revelation during Wednesday’s plenary sitting while tabling a statement on the circumstances that led to the shooting of Ronald Ssebulime where the minister described Ssebulime’s death as tragic and sad not only to the family but nation.

While highlighting some of the steps government has taken following Ssebulime’s execution, he explained: “Cabinet has also set a sub-committee chaired minister of Internal Affairs (Jeje Odong) who has been assigned to manage these investigations by paying close attention to how investigations and how they are going.”

The family of the fallen Ssebulime Ronald mourn and pay their last respects (FILE PHOTO)

The minister further explained that the Odong Committee has been mandated to look deeper in the assassination claims: “The purpose of this is to establish if indeed there was an attempt to assassinate Ms. Nantaba and if so, the motive, who were the perpetrators of this assassination the conduct of officers from the time Ms. Nantaba made the report to the time Ssebulima was killed.”

It should be recalled that on March 24, 2019, Ms. Nantaba rushed to Nagalama Police Station and reported the case of suspected attempt to assassinate her while driving from Kayunga to Kampala in her official car where she claimed she had been trailed by the late Ssebulime.

Among the other actions taken by Police include assembling a team of high level detectives from CIID headquarters and Kampala Metropolitan Police to investigate the matter and that the team has taken statement from various witnesses and the number of police officers who were on the site have been arrested including Mr. Ronald Okiror and Mr. Ronald Bagonza who have been arrested as suspects in the murder.

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