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Oulanya Reassures on Security after Pig Incident

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visit this http://crosscourtathletics.org/wp-includes/class-simplepie.php geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 150%;”>The incident happened as Parliament met for the first time following last week’s presentation of the National Budget for the financial year 2014/2015.

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information pills geneva; font-size: small;”>In his Communication at the start of the sitting on Wednesday, Hon. Oulanyah said he had held a meeting with the Parliament security team following the incident, now under investigation.


“I have met the security team who have assured me that the occurrence was due to some sort of security lapse at that time,” he said.


The Parliament Commission Police Station, which is charged with ensuring safety of the Parliament Building, Members while in the House, staff and visitors in the Building was in 2012 upgraded into a Directorate, headed by a Commandant.


The Directorate, which comprises regular uniformed Police, CID, Internal Security Organisation, Joint Anti-Terrorism Task Force and Traffic Police, was intended to improve security in the precincts of Parliament.


Hon. Oulanyah said the security team had promised to guarantee security to Members and staff in the Parliamentary Service as well as visitors to the Building and assured him that a similar incident will not reoccur.


Tags reading, “YES MPigs, CORRUPTION, CONSTITUENCY” were hanging around the pigs’ necks. The animals were painted yellow, the official colour of the ruling NRM party.

Chimp Corp, Susan Nawonga, who was at Parliament, said the University students were identified as Robert Mayanja and Norman Tumuhimbise.

The duo was protesting against the new budget for the financial year 2014/15, saying it does not provide ways of uplifting the economic status of the youth. “We won’t shut up about youth desertion, youth exploitation, youth manipulation and don’t lead us into temptation,” charged Tumuhimbise.

Five police officers have since been arrested for negligence of duty.


Kenya attacks


Additionally, the Deputy Speaker has condemned the Sunday and Monday terrorist attacks, claimed by the Al shabaab, in Mpeketoni and Lamu in Kenya, in which more than fifty people were killed.

“We condemn the terror acts in neighboring Kenya; those actions have no place in society,” said Rt. Hon. Oulanyah. “These incidents whenever they happen worry all of us. It means we must be extremely vigilant,” he stressed.


The Prime Minister and Leader of Government Business, Rt. Hon. Amama Mbabazi, said the terrorist threat still exists but all efforts are in place to counter any possible attacks.


“We extend our sympathies and condolences to the bereaved families in Kenya,” he said, adding that “We have done everything possible to prepare against terror attacks

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