Hoima district Woman
Member of Parliament, Harriet Businge is in trouble for allegedly assaulting
her personal assistant.
She allegedly assaulted Racheal Asiimwe on Sunday for recording
what was transpiring in a meeting the legislator convened at her home in Kasasa
Rukonge in Hoima West division, Hoima City.
Asiimwe says that the MP pounced on her slapping her severally before
confiscating her mobile phone.
//Cue in;”Bangamba bin una…
Cue out:…Abiri na mukaga.”//
Businge refuted the allegations, saying her supporters roughed up Asiimwe for allegedly
conning them money. According to Businge, she received complaints from several members
of the public accusing Asiimwe of conning them using her name.
She says that some of the people Asiimwe conned stormed her home on Sunday
prompting her to invite her to defend herself but turned hostile prompting the
supporters to pounce on her.
//cue in;”Hati eki baireho…
Cue out:…Bija ku hwa.”//
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine Region police spokesperson, says Asiimwe has
recorded a statement with the police, adding that police is yet to summon the
MP to record a statement.
In August 2020, Businge came under the spotlight when
her supporters brutally assaulted her rival, Beatrice Wembabazi while returning
from Runga landing site in Kigorobya Sub County.
blocked Wembabazi near Kiryatete landing site. The legislator’s driver Henry
Gama jumped out of the vehicle and assaulted Wembabazi and her driver, Julius
Wembabazi was rushed to EDPA Medical center in Hoima City while in a coma where she was referred to Mulago National Referral hospital after her condition
deteriorated. Police later summoned Businge to record a statement at Hoima
Central police station.