Opposition Chief Whip Hon Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda says he doesn’t know what the Inspector General of Government [IGG] Irene Mulyagonja gained by writing a letter like the one she sent to the Internal Security Organisation [ISO].
IGG ordered ISO to investigate Cosase members Abdu Katuntu, Anita Among, Elijah Okupa and Odonga Otto for allegedly receiving bribes from city mogul Sudhir Ruparelia and his son Rajiv.
“First, the report has been adopted with recommendations which I’m happy with,” Nganda said while appearing on NBS “Frontline” programme Thursday night.
Lwemiyaga County MP Theodore Ssekikubo said the IGG is fully mandated to put to account all these members of parliament but to fully publicise the issue to ISO is playing to the gallery.
“I think we should put an end to this. Ugandans do their best to send their best, what happens from the constituency to parliament is different.”
He said this hullabaloo of hunter-hunted goes to discredit the institution of parliament and those involved in the investigation of the Bank of Uganda.
The timing is suspect because the powerful forces at play are not getting a field day, Ssekikubo pointed out.
“When the IGG and the parliament are fighting, then evil is winning, we are giving room to the evil to win.”
Government spokesperson, Ofwono Opondo, said if the IGG has received complaints, shouldn’t she subject what she has received to an investigation?
“I think she should. The issue is the IGG has powers to investigate and prosecute.”
The frontliners also touched the burning issue of Uganda’s ambassador to Burundi, Maj Gen Matayo Kyaligonza, whose bodyguards assaulted a traffic police officer Sgt Esther Namaganda in Mukono district.
According to Nganda, the indiscipline of Maj. Gen. Kyaligonza is representative of the generals, “the other day we had Kakooza Mutale and Kasirye Gwanga misbehave”.
He said this indiscipline and the false entitlement is being learnt from the commander in chief.
“If we have the commander in chief who when he’s losing an argument resorts to the army, what does that mean?”
Nganda believes the problem is that the head resorts to the military to solve his own problems, that means they have tamed the army for their own benefit.
Democratic Party President Norbert Mao pointed out: “The president is on record saying you can criticise anything and anybody but not his family and the UPDF.”
He said this exceptionalism manifests itself in having a law.
“In Uganda, we want to make a clean break with the past. This idea of people being untouchable can’t be swept away by temporal insanity.”
Opondo said: “What is on record is that the two bodyguard soldiers of Maj. Gen. Kyaligonza have been arrested, investigated and will be charged in the military court.”