Dur­ing the ple­nary sit­ting yes­ter­day, 20th Feb­ru­ary 2019, Hon. Betty Nam­booze raised a mat­ter of the safety of Hon. Al­lan Sse­wanya, Makindye West Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment.

Hon. Sse­wanya was ar­rested on Mon­day 18th Feb­ru­ary 2019 over ac­cu­sa­tions of at­tempt­ing to force­fully close Kiruddu hos­pi­tal and was later de­tained at Nag­galama Po­lice Sta­tion as re­ported by the Po­lice Spokesper­son, Patrick Onyango.

Con­cerned by Sse­wanyana’s al­leged il­le­gal and over de­ten­tion, Nam­booze in deep de­jec­tion in­formed the chair­ing Speaker, Rt Hon. Ja­cob Oulanyah of the in­ci­dent and the ac­tions taken by the Uganda Po­lice. She fur­ther ac­cused the Po­lice of reck­less dri­ving last year’s ar­rest of MPs; which caused her a spine in­jury and per­ma­nent dis­abil­ity.

Pe­ti­tion­ing the Speaker, Nam­booze re­quested him as the pa­tron of MPs to set rules shield­ing MPs from be­ing ar­rested with­out clear­ance from his Of­fice.

On the same mat­ter, Hon. Muwanga Kivumbi spoke about the ar­rest of mem­bers of the De­mo­c­ra­tic Party in Jinja in­clud­ing the party chair­per­son Nobert Mao.

The Speaker ad­vised MPs to use courts of Law in mat­ters of lit­i­ga­tion as it was, in the case of the re­ported il­le­gal de­ten­tion of Hon. Sse­wanyana. He di­rected Min­is­ter Ka­nia Obiga Mario to step out of the House for an hour to in­ves­ti­gate the pre­sented mat­ters.

Hon. Ka­nia later in­formed the House that Sse­wanyana had been re­leased at 10:00am on po­lice bond and com­mit­ted to ad­dress the House on Mao’s ar­rest dur­ing the next sit­ting on Thurs­day 21st Feb­ru­ary 2019.