Today’s Parliament order paper indicates that the August House is set to debate the report by the ad hoc Committee on the plight of MPs and other suspects who were brutally arrested and detained by security forces in the run up to the Arua Municipality by-elections of 15th August 2018.
According to today’s order paper, the discussion on ad hoc Committee report is number four on the schedule and has been allocated 20minutes.
Deputy Speaker, Jacob Oulanyah is expected to chair this afternoon plenary sitting.
The MPs that were detained and later freed on bail include Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine, Paul Mwiru, Gerald Karuhanga, Wadri Kassiano, alongside the other 26 suspects arrested during the scuffle.
Mityana Municipality MP, Francis Zaake was allegedly dumped at Rubaga hospital in poor health condition and is still battling for his life at the heath facility.
It should be noted that on the 15th day of August 2018, the Parliament of Uganda resolved to constitute an ad hoc Committee to ascertain the condition of the Members of Parliament and other people with whom they were arrested on the eve of the by-election in Arua municipality.
The report was meant to be tabled before Parliament last week, but the Committee Chairperson, Doreen Amule said it wasn’t ready, a thing that shocked other Committee members who accused her of being compromised.
Other members including Medard Lubega Ssegona, Bernard Atiku, Allan Ssewanyana, Andrew Aja Baryayanga and Jovah Kamateeke appended signatures to the report except the Chairperson.
The leaked report says s adds that Bobi Wine informed the Committee that he feels pain all over his body and was only surviving on pain killing injections.
“The left side of his abdomen is visibly painful and the wounds on his head are sti1l visible. He complains of chest pain and says his teeth were loosened by the beating he suffered at the hands of the men clad in uniforms of the Special Forces Command (SFC),” the report says, adding: “His plea to the Committee was the need to save his life. As earlier noted, the Committee was ultimately allowed access to Hon. Kyagulanyi Robert Ssentamu in detention at Makindye military barracks on Monday, 20th August 2018. His physical condition remained worrying. His left lower body was paralyzed, he spoke and breathed with difficulty often breaking to catch his breath. He sat with difficulty and could not move his body by himself. However, he was able to speak albeit with difficulty.”