KAMPALA – Speaker Rebecca Kadaga has on September 17, summoned Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda as well as Minister of Internal Affairs Jeje Odong to discuss modalities of beefing up the security of Hon Connie Nakayenze (Mbale Woman MP) after complaints that unknown people have been trailing her for two years.
Narrating her ordeal during Tuesday’s plenary sitting, Nakayenze said that she begun experiencing people trailing her.
“A month ago I experienced people trailing me in Mbale, that was the third time. Two weeks ago a letter was dropped at my home threatening me. I moved to DPC I asked for security he was reluctant until I engaged the State Minister of Internal Affairs, Obiga Kania and after three days they gave me a police guard who was withdrawn after three days. Whenever I say something they say they are waiting for orders from above. I don’t know who is above. I see there is a deliberate move to see that I am insecure. I am now scared, I am living in fear,”she said.
Kadaga acknowledged that Nakayenze had raised the matter in 2018 and promised to hold a meeting in Nakayenze’s presence saying,
“It was true she expressed worries and thought things have settled we will have a meeting and discuss how we can help the member. I will convene a meeting.”
Following the gruesome gunning down of former Arua Municipality MP, Ibrahim Abiriga in June 2018 a number of MPs were left in fear, especially those that supported the removal of residential age limit with those that championed the move rushing to acquire sharpshooters to beef up their security.
On the other hand, Nakayenze whose husband is Waswa Galiwango, Director Finance at the NRM Secretariat faced the wrath of her party when she opposed lifting of the presidential age limit, a decision she attributes to the recent security threats she is facing.