KAMPALA – The ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) has Saturday, March 23, labeled as false information the circulating reports that Members of Parliament engaged in sexual acts during the party caucus retreat at the National Leadership Institute (NALI), Kyankwanzi.
A document in circulation on social media has made damning allegations against Mr. Ssozi Galabuzi (Busiro North) and Ms. Lydia Mirembe (Butambala District) including taking advantage of drunk colleagues and crossed to the male VIIP wing (Dormitory) for the alleged sexual acts that are said to have disturbed elderly ministers.
“It is reported that one senior Minister from Teso was heard banging tables for what he called disrespect of the highest order after Mirembe wild screams disrupting sleeping legislators,” the document reads.
At the opening of the caucus, the party leadership instituted tough rules to curb errant behaviors during the retreat.
One of them reads: “Participants are requested to avoid casual visits to the residences of the opposite sex.”
According to a document titled: Joining Instructions for the Parliamentary Caucus at the National Leadership Institute Kyankwanzi, MPs were barred from exercising any errant behaviors including sexual misconduct.
The NRM leadership has since trashed the reports saying Ms. Mirembe left Kyankwanzi on the evening of Tuesday, March 19 shortly after MPs had returned from Ngoma State Lodge where the final Caucus Resolutions were read and adopted.
“She traveled in the same car together with Hon. Godfrey Kiwanda, Hon. Chris Baryomunsi, Hon. Julius Maganda and Hon. Sylvia Nayebare,” NRM spokesperson Rogers Mulindwa ‘clarified’ saying “its therefore wrong to allege that the two MPs committed the said misconduct at Kyankwanzi the same night”
He said that the allegations of misconduct made against the NRM MPs are false, “baseless and only fabricated by selfish minds with intent to tarnish the image of our legislators.”
“These have caused irreparable damages to the reputation of our Party Members and I hope there will be no more publications or circulation of the same,” he added.