Ugandan MPs Debate Attacks On Military Installations

viagra buy geneva; font-size: small;”>Hon. Kiyonga made a statement in the House Wednesday on the recent armed attack on Mbuya Military Garrison and the shootings at Bombo Army General Headquarters.

thumb geneva; font-size: small;”>Kiyongo elaborated that Mbuya Barracks was raided by army deserters; dismissing rebel activities in the country.

malady geneva; font-size: small;”>However, legislators including former Attorney General Khidu Makubuya, Kasiano Wadri, Brenda Nabukenya, Francis Epetait and Hamson Obua demanded for a more a “solid report” from the minister due the “sensitivity” of the events.

Makubuya was so passionate about the Bombo incident in which over ten lives were lost, considering he is the MP for Katikamu where the military facility installation is located.


Makubuya, who has been quiet since he was dropped from cabinet, broke the silence today.

He said the attacker; Okot Odoch was a notorious drug addict known by his superiors but was always let loose with a gun which led to the March 9 horror.

“The known drug addict armed by his seniors committed wanton killings of 10 innocent people. This is regrettable”.

He also asked Minister Kiyonga why in his report, the information of the suspect also being a drug addict is missing and challenged the authority to face and squarely deal with the problem.

Terego County MP, Kasiano Wadri insisted the nature of the attacks to point to rebel activity in the country, saying “many hotspots have been attacked.”

“The attacks, according to press, started from Mbuya, Bombo, Entebbe and Jinja yesterday. How could simple deserters do all that?” he asked.

Wadri also tasked Kiyonga to explain the timing of the attacks since they come against the backdrop of threats by army officials to execute a coup.

“It should be remembered that during NRM retreat last January in Kyankwanzi, president Museveni, who is also the Commander In Chief, concurred with Kiyonga when he warned MPs that the army is watching activities in the country,” said Kiyonga.

Museveni has since denied saying the army would take over Parliament.

Luweero Women MP Brenda Nabukenya told the house that Bombo barracks is a “clear case of insecurity to her people who are now living in fear.”

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