The Speaker of Parliament Hon Anita Among has distanced herself from the money NUP’s Bukoto South (Lwengo district) Twaha Kagabo returned to Parliament yesterday.
News circulated this week on how Twaha escorted by kanyamas went to the LOP Hon Mathias Mpuuga’s office with money worth 40m shillings.
He was however sent away by Mpuuga to take this money back from wherever he got it from. According to Twaha, he was returning this money that he got from the Speaker as a bribe that he got alongside other MPs for passing the State House supplementary budget and the classified Expenditure.
According to Twaha he returned the money because his party president Bobi Wine had ordered all NUP MPs who got it to return it back because it was a bribe.
Hon Among however denied knowing the source of this money whilst questioning the MPs intentions.
Among further said that Twaha’s conduct was improper and violated the
“appendix F of the Rules of Procedures which amongst others deals with personal conduct, corruption, public trust and improper use of payment.”
Therefore the actions of Twaha further threatened the integrity of Parliament. She therefore instituted a commitee to investigate the MP’s behavior.
“The actions of the member threatens the integrity of this House. I accordingly invoke Rule 175 (1) (b) of the Rules of Procedure and refer the Member to the Committee on Rules, Privileges and Discipline.
The Committee should investigate the Member’s conduct and report back within one (1) month.”
Meanwhile Kagabo was yesterday arrested by the IGG Betty Olive Kamya’s office over this money. This was done after the IGG received a call from the CID over the issue.
Further, the IGG’s office revealed that they will press charges against the MP once investigations are complete.