A section of MPs belonging to the ruling National Resistance Movement party have condemned the ‘trumped up charges’ preferred to their fellow MPs in Gulu Chief Magistrates’ Court.
MPs including Paul Mwiru, Kassiano Wadri and Gerard Karuhanga among other politicians were Thursday afternoon charged with treason for allegedly destroying the president’s car and remanded until 30th of this month.
The Gulu Chief Magistrate Francis Matenga Dawa told them that they were facing a capital offense only tried by the High Court.
Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine was also arraigned before a military court martial in Gulu and charged with treason. He was remanded until 23rd August 2018.
However, NRM lawmakers led by Lwemiyaga County MP Theodore Ssekikubo, Kumi Woman MP, Monica Amonding, Workers MP and Sam Lyomoki said that it isn’t a crime for MPs to participate in a bye-election and wondered why NRM MPs weren’t also victimized.
These were joined by Nakaseke South MP, Luttamaguzi Semakula (DP.
The MPs said that the charges are trumped-up and called for the release of their colleagues.
Kampala central MP, Muhammad Nsereko tasked government to explain who tortured Mityana Municipality MP, Francis Zaake and Kyandondo East MP, Robert Kyagulanyi.
Meanwhile, NRM MP James Waluswaka, who is representing Bunyole West County attacked the opposition MPs especially the Leader of Opposition for keeping in Kampala when her members are suffering in Gulu. He however promised that if things don’t go well today in Gulu, NRM MPs speak to the president to intervene.
However, the DP whip Joseph Sewungu, who is also the Kalungu West MP silenced him, saying every matter can’t be handled in Kyankwanzi.