Gen Jeje summoned over police attempt to kidnap Rajiv

Rajiv Ruparelia

Speaker Rebecca Kadaga has summoned the Minister of Internal Affairs Gen Jeje Odongo to explain the attempted kidnap of Rajiv Ruparelia, the Managing Director of Ruparelia Group, by counter terrorism police officers.

Kasilo MP Hon. Elijah Okupa tasked the Minister of Internal Affairs to explain the attempt to kidnap Rajiv Ruparelia during Wednesday plenary.

He said that such cases are on the rise in Uganda.

Rajiv last Friday accused members of the anti-terrorism police of assaulting him near his home in Kololo, a Kampala suburb.

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Okupa wants action taken against the police officers who allegedly attacked the businessman.

“Last week we heard about the people who wanted to kidnap Mr Rajiv Ruparelia when he was walking but was only saved by his dogs. We have been waiting for the Minister of Internal Affairs to tell us who those people because in the videos we saw they were dressed in police uniform,” Okupa told the house.

He said the incident was captured on CCTV cameras and therefore should be easy for police to apprehend the suspects.

Gen Odongo and his Junior Minister Obiga Kania were not in the House to respond.

“I ask the Minister of Internal Affairs to come here and give an update on the issue of the people who attacked Mr Rajiv,” Kadaga directed.



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