Zaake is accused of confronting Prof. Nawangwe when he appeared before the Education Committee of parliament that was investigating the stalemate at Makerere University following the implementation of the 15 percent tuition policy increment.
Investigations into the alleged confrontation
between the Mityana Municipality Member of parliament, Francis Zaake and
Makerere University Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe have suffered a
Zaake is accused of confronting Prof. Nawangwe
when he appeared before the Education Committee of parliament that was
investigating the stalemate at Makerere University following the implementation
of the 15 percent tuition policy increment.
It is emerging that the incident wasn’t captured
on camera due to absence of CCTV cameras in the conference hall where the confrontation
allegedly took place, according to Annabelle Nyiramahoro, the head of security
She told the Rules, Discipline and Privileges
Committee chaired by Clement Obote Ongalo, which is investigating the matter
that the camera only captured Prof. Nawangwe and Zaake in the corridors of the
conference hall and not inside where the incident took place.
Nyiramahoro showed the committee footage
of Zaake exiting the building followed by Prof. Nawangwe shortly after. There was
no evidence of the confrontation except a small view through the lenses in the
corridors that showed Zaake pointing a finger at someone believed to be
Nawangwe inside the conference hall.
Asked by Ongalo why the security team doesn’t have cameras
inside committee rooms and the conference hall, Nyiramahoro said before she
came to Parliament, there was resistance from MPs on the proposal to install
cameras there as the rooms are used for other purposes other than parliamentary
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Ongalo noted that this the second time the Rules committee
has failed to access video evidence when needed. He cited the investigations
into the dispute between Security Minister, Elly Tumwine and Dokolo Woman MP,
He said as a committee they will report to the house on
the matter of CCTV.
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The meeting asked the security team to get more footage
especially from the stairs in the South wing before Prof. Nawangwe exited the
Stella Nyomera, the Napak Woman MP said the evidence
tabled so far doesn’t pin Zaake, saying there is need for more evidence to
implicate Zaake for what he is being accused of.
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The committee, which has already interacted with Prof.
Nawangwe and the Education Committee chairperson, Jacob Opolot will interface
with Zaake on Friday.