KAMPALA – The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has questioned whether the country will hold the elections come 2021 due to increased violations of the Ugandans preparing to participate in the elections.
This followed the matter raised by Medard Sseggona (Busiro East) on the increased shooting and killing of innocent Ugandans by men in uniform.
This week, the police patrol vehicle knocked and killed Ritah Nabukenya a People Power supporter and yesterday security officers shot and killed Kyeyune Denis also a people power supporter at Nansana, killings Sseggona tasked the Minister of Internal Affairs to clarify.
Sseggona accused the police of abusing the Public Order Management Act 2015 he says is being used to curtail any political public meeting by issuing guidelines that contravene that act even when the politicians meet all that is required from them.
Speaker Kadaga noted that she has received several MPs who have been blocked from organizing their constituencies wondering whether candidates will be allowed to campaign and directed the Minister of Internal Affairs, Jeje Odong to explain where the police officers get directives they implement which are undemocratic.
The Speaker’s directive was backed Ssemujju Nganda (Kira Municipality) and Geofrey Macho (Busia Municipality) who wondered why police is in great panic.
In a related development, Latif Ssebagala (Kawempe North) also wants Parliament to prevail over the Ministry of Internal Affairs and police in particular over their silence on the anonymous paper circulations around Kampala listing a number of MPs who are going to be killed.
Ssebagala presented before Parliament the purported hit list of MPs and wondered how police can be reluctant on such a matter more so in Kampala city that is filled with Cameras which would provide assistance to police in its investigations.
Ssebagala appealed to parliament not to take malicious circulations lightly as such threats have ever happened to many big people who have been assassinated.