President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has used his long distance arm and exposed the speaker of parliament Rt. Hon Rebecca Kadaga for playing Ugandans hide and seek.
In a letter dated 3rd November, 2017, President Museveni has turned guns on Kadaga revealing that the parliament raid by said “unknown men” in plain clothes was a plot masterminded by the Speaker of Parliament herself and no one else.
In the letter, Museveni states that he ordered for the deployment of the elite officers at the August House following Kadaga’s tearful request for the intensification of security to handle the growing indiscipline by some Members of Parliament opposed to the amendment of article 102b.
“As you recall, in your letter dated 25th/September/2017, you communicated to me vide Ref/AP/285/286/01 to effect that considering the chaotic behavior and conduct of certain members of parliament regarding constitutional amendment Bill No.13 of 2017. You needed by assistance as the Commander in chief to assist you with ensuring that proceedings of parliament go ahead without any innervation.” The letter reads in part.
President Museveni letter is in response to Kadaga’s tough demanding letter to the President copied to all heads of various security organs demanding for explanations of the unfortunate raids upon Parliament where lawmakers where beaten like chicken thieves on the floor of the House by a gang of plain security officials.
In the same letter that was copied to the Prime Minister, Minister of Internal Affairs, Inspector General of Police and Commander of the Special Forces Command, Kadaga sought for answers on identities and motives of the operatives involved in the regrettable raid and purpose for their deployment
Our State House sources have revealed to us that President Museveni is angry with Kadaga’s attitude in the letter in which she is trying to dance and appease the opposition when it’s her who asked the President of assured security in case the opposition MPs try to broke tabling the Age Limit motion.
It is said that before the Age Limit motion was tabled in Parliament, several meetings took place and it was established that the opposition MPs were relying on Kadaga’s “keep away tactics” to fail the motion. It is said that it was at this stage, Kadaga was asked by the President and Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda to take responsibility and preside over the tabling of the motion.
However, our State House sources have revealed to us that Kadaga accepted to take on the mantle from her Deputy Jacob Oulanyah on condition that security around and inside parliament is heightened.
According to the letter to the President dated 23rd October, Kadaga states that according to the video footage, the men in plain clothes were not Parliament employees and were not even known by the Sargent at Arms, the responsible officer in charge of Parliament security.
“The President is not happy with Kadaga with the way she is playing games and shifting blame yet she is the one who requested for President’s intervention in case the opposition MPs become chaotic”, our source said.