Mr Moses Ssegawa, a property agent from Kasanga Kiwafu, who took to the witness box first, told court that the key suspect Adam Kalungi confided in him that the MP had taken too much cocaine on an empty stomach.
Police has finally arrested Adam Suleiman Kalungi, the man who was last seen with Butaleja Woman Member of Parliament Cerinah Nebanda moments before she died suddenly on December 14. According to police spokesperson Judith Nabakooba, Kalungi was arrested in the Kenyan port city of Mombasa and handed over to the Uganda Police last night.
Masaka Municipality MP Mathias Mpuuga has said that they are left with 11 of the 125 signatures required to recall parliament from recess to discuss what they call the presidentâ€™s contempt of parliament.
Some NRM-leaning Members of Parliament from western Uganda have distanced themselves from the ongoing collection of signatures to recall the house from recess. Last week, a group of MPs embarked on the collection of signatures to petition the Speaker to reconvene parliament amidst what they call an attack on the independence of parliament by President Yoweri Museveni.
Internal Affairs Minister Hillary Onek, minister for the Presidency Frank Tumwebaze, Minister of State for Internal Affairs James Baba and Attorney General Peter Nyombi appeared at the government owned Uganda Media Centre where they briefed journalists on events that have transpired since the death occurred on Friday last week.
As the debate on the death of MP Cerinah Nebanda continues, a retired senior police officer observing the saga says the truth may never be known due to mistrust between state organs and the pedestrian nature in which the police is conducting investigations. The officer fears that outcome of a police investigation has already been discredited even before it is concluded. He says the outcome of the investigations will be hard to accept as authentic or a result of professional police work.
Parliament on Friday resolved to pay tribute to the late Butaleja woman Member of Parliament Cerinah Nebanda, who died under unclear circumstances seven days ago. The tribute followed five recommendations made by Sam Lyomoki, the Workers MP, on behalf of the three legislators who were involved in the initial investigations into death of the 24 year old vocal MP.
Parliament reconvenes this morning to discuss the mysterious death of Butaleja Woman Member of Parliament, Cerinah Nebanda. The body of the youthful legislator has been brought back to Parliament, three days after a session convened to eulogize her ended prematurely, with deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah halting the burial arrangements and adjourning the plenary to today.
Emotions ran high on Tuesday with majority female Members of Parliament crying openly as the house paid tribute to the vocal legislator who died on Friday last week under unclear circumstances. MPs argued on how and when Nebanda should be buried.
Parliamentary commissioner Dr. Chris Baryomunsi in his speech to the mourners said that he received information that the pathologist who was flying to South Africa was intercepted and arrested at the airport.
Sharp words were exchanged at the requiem mass for the late Cerinah Nebanda, the Butaleja Woman Member of Parliament who died under unclear circumstances on Friday night. The mass at Christ the King Church in Kampala had started well on Tuesday morning before degenerating into shouting and accusations of foul play in the legislatorâ€™s death.