MPs Mock Government Over Bobi Wine’s Gun Allegations

Bobi Wine and Gerald Karuhanga. Courtesy Photo

Members of Parliament on Wednesday laughed at government through the First Deputy Prime Minister, Gen. Moses Ali in mockery for saying that Kyadondo East MP, Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine was allegedly found with a gun.

Bobi Wine who is set to be aligned before the Gulu Court Martial today is said to have been found with an SMG gun and several rounds of ammunition in his hotel room at Arua based Pacific Hotel.

Gen. Ali’s response came after the House was suspended for an hour following demand by legislators on a clear statement and whereabouts of their fellow legislators that include Bobi Wine, Gerald Karuhanga, Francis Zaake Mike Mabike and MP elect Kassiano Wadri.

Wadri and Bobi Wine are to be corut martialed while the rest have appeared before the Chief Magistrate Court in Gulu.

During the plenary sitting, MPs burst into laughter when Moses Ali said that Bobi Wine was found with a gun. The MPs found it shallow for an MP to be charged with possession of a firearm urging that 90% of the MPs actually have guns and yet they have not been court martialed for the same.

In September last year, state minister for Water Ronald Kibuule entered the parliament chambers with a pistol during the age limit debate. The minister only faced a suspension from the House, but was not court martialed.

Meanwhile, a six-member committee has been set up to go on a fact finding mission on the situation of the arrested MPs as they face trial in courts of law.

The adhoc committee team is headed by Amolatar Woman MP Doreen Amule, the Chairperson of the committee on Defence and Internal Affairs. Other members are Jacob Oboth Oboth of West Budama South, Makindye West’s Allan Sewanyana and Andrew Aja of Kabale Municipality, Busiro East MP Medard Seggona and Mitooma Woman MP Jovah Kamateeka.

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