Did Kadaga, Oulanyah Run Away From Sugar Demo?

Tuesday this week was an odd one in the history of Parliament, this when the two Speakers decided to plainly dodge the house’s plenary sitting.

The debate on the contentious age limit amendments for judges and the expansion of the Electoral Commission tenure was expected to kickoff the same day.

Members of Parliament had overwhelmingly turned up to handle Bill that was introduced on the floor last week on Thursday.

It turned out that the enthusiasm of legislators was a perfect contrast to the moods of Speaker Rebecca Kadaga and her Deputy Jacob Oulanyah.

Ms. Kadaga was present in the building on Tuesday and expected by the technical staff at Parliament to be chairing the house but according to the Kamuli strong woman, salve Oulanyah who was handling the
business last week had not “handed over” to her.

The Deputy had travelled to his constituency to participate in the election and also to reportedly attend the burial of the father of his campaign manager.

It is obvious the two are conscious of the pending age limit debate that is expected to stir the first drama in the 10th Parliament.

On Thursday a new development emerged and it is now clear that the opposition members who are muscularly opposed to the Bill have planned to parade bags of sugar that were purportedly used to bribe some MPs to support the Bill, viagra buy in the plenary.


The shadow (opposition) Attorney General, Winfred Niwagaba who is also the MP for Ndorwa East told journalists at Parliament yesterday that the evidence of bribe including envelopes of Shs1m and bags of sugar are in their custody waiting for the day the house is going to sit.

ChimpReports has learned that the alleged evidence was secured over the weekend and was quietly being kept for action on the floor of Parliament on Tuesday that the house was inadvertently

Much as the public didn’t know about the demonstration plan, the Speakers had got wind of it according to a source.

“They knew it was going to be bloody on Tuesday and no one would ordinarily want to sit there and see sacks of sugar being thrown around,” a source who asked not to be named said.

The sacks of sugar and the money were reportedly given to 27 MPs who were made to disguisedly visit a sugar factory in Mayuge district.

The Kilak north MP, Akol Anthony confessed yesterday to be among the legislators who received the gifts.

We contacted the Deputy Director of Communications, Ranny Maharooki for a comment if the two principals are running away from the debate because of the imminent sacks of sugar.

She says however, that the two who uncharacteristically left the country on Wednesday to the same destination and to attend the same event, are not aware of any planned display of bribe evidences on the floor.

“Nobody is aware of any bag or bags of sugar. It cannot be the case,” Mrs. Maharooki. She however quickly added that MPs have the rights to present whatever they have on the floor of Parliament.

Both Ms. Kadaga and Mr. Oulanyah are still in the United States to attend the Uganda North American Association annual convention. The house is expected to resume on the 9th of this month.

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