Parliament on Thursday resolved to set up a Select Committee to probe allegations of sexual harassment in institutions of learning. The decision in a plenary sitting chaired by Speaker Rebecca Kadaga followed a motion by National Female Youth MP Anna Adeke Ebaju who sought for a resolution of parliament to inquire into allegations of sexual violence in schools.
The police forensic team has pitched camp at Parliament to investigate violence and vandalism of property that unfolded inside the Chambers on Wednesday, shortly before a motion to remove presidential age limits was tabled.
The committee was established by a resolution of Parliament calling for thorough investigations into the controversial payment of six billion Shillings to individuals who were involved a tax arbitration case between the Government of Uganda and Heritage Oil.
Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda has said government will brief parliament on the circumstances under which Kenneth Watmon Akena, a community development officer in Pader district, was shot dead at Lugogo Forest Mall parking area.
Ekyanya told the committee chaired by Fox Odoi that, Kipoi contacted him and requested him to ask government to use every possible means to protect him since it is governmentâ€™s mandate to protect all its citizens.
On Wednesday afternoon, the committee received information from Paul Kato, the officer in charge of investigations at parliament who was instructed to get recordings from the CCTV camera at Protea hotel from November 26th to 6th December.
Parliamentâ€™s Rules, Privileges and Discipline Committee has insisted and directed Kipoiâ€™s lawyers Mukasa Mbidde and Nteyera Patrick to avail the committee with documents pertaining Kipoiâ€™s travels to South Africa and DRC in line with medical attention by close of business today.
The Inspector General of Police General Kale Kayihura has condemned the excessive force used by his officers in quelling protests over the disputed Kasokoso land. Police officers used teargas to break up demonstrations over the disputed land. In the process, three children suffered the effects of tear gas and had to receive medical attention.
The Deputy Chief of Defence Forces, Lieutenant General Charles Angina, has told the Rules Committee of Parliament to allow the army fill General David Sejusaâ€™s seat in Parliament. Angina reasoned that the Uganda Peopleâ€™s Defence Forcesâ€”UPDF is like a soccer team that needs all its 11 players on the pitch at all times. He noted that Sejusaâ€™s absence means the team is one man less.