Kilak North County MP, Hon Anthony Akol has described as “rush and misinformed,” a decision by Speaker of Parliament Rt. Hon Rebecca Kadaga to throw him out of the Parliament on suspicion that he posed a Coronavirus threat to the rest of his colleagues.
Hon Akol was on Thursday afternoon ordered by the Speaker to exit the chamber, after he told the house that he had returned from South Korea, one of the countries hard hit by the highly contegeous pandemic.
Before he could complete his submission, Kasilo County MP Hon Elijah Okupa rose asking the speaker to dismiss the MP for the safety of the house.
However, while speaking to ChimpReports, Akol accused the speaker of taking the drastic move before getting the facts.
Unlike what the speaker was led to believe that he returned from Korea last week, Akol says he actually came back in early February.
“I came back from Korea on the 10th of February, then I went South Africa and I came back on the 5th of March,” he said.
“When I talked of Korea and South Africa, Hon Elijah Okupa did not understand which one came first. The Speaker also didn’t even find out the details and she ruled that I should leave the house.”
Before being thrown out of the house, the Kilak MP was raising a concern on the floor about what he called lack of proper screening at Entebbe Airport.
“From Korea, when I arrived in Addis Ababa, we were screened. At Nairobi we were also screened but at Entebbe there was nothing taking place,” he told us.
As to whether he’s confirmed he’s free of the virus, Akol said; “I went to the hospital for another reason and at the entry I was checked for the virus and found to be negative.”