Government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo says they had to be sure that MPs Bobi Wine and Francis Zaake had the right documentation before allowing them to leave the country.
Hon Francis Zaake has been a wanted suspect and connived with others that drove him from Arua to Kampala, Opondo told NBS television on Friday.
The media centre executive director said police finally recently got Zaake at Rubaga Hospital.
“Hon Zaake was yesterday got trying to leave Uganda at Entebbe Airport. If Hon Francis had cooperated with police, he would have been allowed to go but he had no documents from Uganda Medical Council yet we need a report from him as Government before leaving,” Opondo explained.
He said the documentation government wants is an examination for judicial purposes because he has claims that he was toured.
“For example, you cannot leave the country without a yellow fever certificate. So these documents were very important.”
He said Zaake has been a suspect on the run who disappeared either on his own or with some kind of help.
“He (Hon. Zaake) did not cooperate and neither did the hospital administration. It was strange that Lubaga hospital was not cooperative with the police. Zaake maybe sick but he speaks. The hospital administration did not allow the police to access the patient.”
Opondo said the Kyadondo East legislator Robert Kygulanyi also can’t go to another country without authorisation from court because the authority of Ugandan courts stops within its boundaries.
“What if he goes and doesn’t come back yet there are pending charges against him?”
Opondo said Rubaga Hospital officials refused to corporate with police to get a statement from these two MPs which would have been good so they go for treatment.
“So, there is no way they could leave the same way you can’t leave the airport without a yellow fever certificate.”