Police on Wednesday arrested Mukono Municipality MP Betty Nambooze to help with investigations over statements on social media which security agencies suspect led to the killing of Arua Municipality MP Ibrahim Abiriga on Friday.
However, the legislator has been released.
On Tuesday, local media reported that police were investigating the lawmaker and four other people believed to have incited or participated in the assassination of Abiriga.
The second file is opened against Nasser Mugerwa, who sent out an audio recording claiming responsibility for Abiriga’s assassination. Mugerwa details how they used crime preventers that have been trained by the government to kill Abiriga and that many other supporters of the ruling party National Resistance Movement (NRM) who backed the age limit amendment bill are on the waiting list.
He listed MPs Evelyn Anite, Ruth Nankabirwa, Simeo Nsubuga and Raphael Magyezi as the next possible targets. Mugerwa also threatened President Yoweri Museveni and his son Muhoozi Kainerugaba.
“All of you who touched on the constitution, you will pay. Even you Museveni and your son Muhoozi we are following you step by step,” Mugerwa says in the audio which is making rounds on social media.