Mukono Municipality Member of Parliament, Betty Nambooze has said Security Minister, Gen. Elly Tumwine was on Tuesday armed at Parliament when he attacked and threatened Dokolo woman representative, Cecilia Ogwal.
Parliament turned chaotic today when Cecilia accused Tumwine of attacking her at lobby when she had gone to the washroom.
Tumwine reportedly pointed fingers and kept on touching his waist, where pistol is normally placed, and told her that she can die.
“Madam Speaker, I witnessed the event. I was behind Tumwiine and I personally saw him keeping on touching his waist while charging at Cecilia Ogwal,” said Nambooze.
MPs and Ministers are prohibited from entering Parliament with their guns. All guns, including for staff, visitors and affiliates like journalists, are registered and deposited at the gate.
Other MPs like Hatwib Katoto of Katerera county, Silas Aogon of Kumi Municipality and CD Lowila of Pader district also said they witnessed the frightening moment when Twmwine attacked Kadaga.
The disagreement between Tumwine, who also represents the army in Parliament, and Cecilia stemmed from an earlier comment made by latter that during DDT (dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane) debate in the 6th Parliament, the former pulled a gun on her face.
Tumwine had already been subjected to the Rules Committee for investigations over arrogance and undermining Parliament.
The blistering day started with Bukonjo West MP, Katushabe Atkins accusing Tumwine of facilitating the alleged shoot to kill order in Kasese district. Katushabe told the house that when he labored to reach Tumwine on phone, the latter arrogantly told him to report to the “useless” Parliament if he wants.
The revelation provoked the house resulting to the moving and passing of a resolution for Tumwine to be investigated.
A second motion was also moved and passed for another probe into Tumwine’s conduct after the alleged Cecilia attack.