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Speaker Adjourns Council Sitting As Member Shows Up Armed During Plenary

Ikagobwa ordered Nkwasibwe to apologize for violating the rules of the council, which bar members from carrying firearm during plenary. Nkwasibwe declined to apologize, arguing that he has been carrying a firearm for the last 15 years without any case of misuse.
19 Dec 2019 06:56

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Bunyangabu District council meeting ended prematurely on Wednesday after one of the councilors showed up with a firearm during plenary. 

It all started after one of the councilors noticed a peeping pistol in the coat of the Denis Willey Nkwasibwe, the Rwimi Town Councilor representative and brought the matter to the attention of the Speaker, Moses Ikagobwa. 

Nkwasibwe immediately handed over the fire arm to the sergeant at arms. 

However, Ikagobwa ordered Nkwasibwe to apologize for violating the rules of the council, which bar members from carrying firearm during plenary.   

Nkwasibwe declined to apologize, arguing that he has been carrying a firearm for the last 15 years without any case of misuse. 

However, the speaker ruled him out of order, saying it is unlawful to carry a fire arm during council debate.   

He called the District Police Commander and sergeant at arms to drag Nkwasibwe out of the council amidst cheers from members. 

But Nkwasibwe tried to resist, prompting the speaker to suspend the sitting. 

//Cue In…..Mr. Speaker Sir … 

Cue Out …Council is adjourned//

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