KASESE CLASHES: Parliament to Probe, Produce Report before Christmas

Parliament has resolved to investigate the deadly Kasese clashes and make a report before the Christmas break.

The house sitting on Thursday chaired by the Speaker Rebecca Kadaga directed the Defense and Internal Affairs committee to handle the security impasse that has left dozens dead and close to 200 detained including the Rwenzururu King, sales Charles Wisely Mumbere.

The subject had persisted in the house since Tuesday, visit this site attracting emotional reactions from the both sides of the house.

Earlier on, dosage the proposal was that the Human Rights Commission be directed to act but it was later dropped.

The Ndorwa west Wilfred Niwagaba told fellow members that the human rights body is supposed to operate independently in accordance with the Constitution Article 54 and any directive from the Legislature would contravene the law.

The Defense and Internal Affairs Committee chaired by Mityana Woman representative Judith Nabakoba have been added with five more members to face the new mission.

Some of the legislators however wanted a select committee to be put in place to take the task since they felt that the Defense and Internal Affairs Committee under the leadership of the former Police Chief
Political Commissar (Nabakoba), is not impartial and also accused of delaying the earlier report on Rwenzori crisis.

The Speaker asked the Committee to report back to the house before Christmas.

“The Committee of Defense and Internal Affairs should get back with the report before we break for Christmas,” she said.

The Bulisa County MP, Stephen Mukitale proposed that the King currently at special detention center in Nalufenya should be released and at least put under house arrest.


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