The Leader of Opposition in Parliament, Winnie Kiiza, reminded the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, on Tuesday that the nation still has great trust in its representatives.
“As we deliberate on issues in Parliament, we should always be mindful of the people outside who have great trust in us,” Kiiza said during Tuesday plenary.
She was making her statement on how the police stopped the opposition from consulting on the Constitutional amendment bill in groups.
“The President needs to explain why members were attacked,” she suggested.
Ndorwa East MP Hon. Wilfred Nuwagaba suggested that the LOP’s statement be debated as stipulated in the rules of procedure.
Speaker Kadaga replied that since some MPs moved a case in East African Court of Justice, the LOP’s statement can be debated after the court ruling.
Zaake says he is traumatised
Mityana Municipality MP Hon Francis Zaake said he was examined and diagnosed with a traumatic head injury by the hospital in the US.
“I am traumatized about what happened. I would like to know the people who picked me from the House and beat me up.”
He added: “I was beaten by security operatives who picked me from Parliament. I was examined and diagnosed with a traumatic head injury.
He said doctors found chemicals in his body. “It’s unfortunate that up to now, the Hospital where I was treated from are still demanding me for medical bills.”
Zaake said he sent the right documents to the Parliamentary doctor but nothing has been done yet.