Inspector General of Police Lt Gen Kale Kayihura has warned members of the public against making reckless statements with regard to the death of Butaleja Woman Member of Parliament Cerinah Nebanda.
Nebanda was pronounced dead on Friday 14th December after two men and a nurse delivered her to Mukwaya General Hospital in Nsambya, in Kampala.
In a statement released yesterday, the police chief advises the public to wait for the results of the investigations being carried out by the police to ascertain the cause of the lawmaker’s death.
“We strongly caution persons who, since the death of the Hon Nebanda, have been making reckless, irresponsible, misleading, unfounded, and insensitive statements in the media, as well as in public meetings, to stop this dangerous trend forthwith.” The statement reads in part
Kayihura warns that these statements are capable of failing police in its investigative work
“Such utterances, among other things, have the effect of interfering with, and/or undermining the integrity of the Police investigation. We wish to advise such persons that there are laws that protect Police investigations, and we shall not hesitate to take action against anybody violating these laws.” The Police chief adds
Kayihura has also appealed to members of the public who could have any information related to the case to come forward and help in police investigations
“Whoever has any useful information about the tragic death of the Hon Nebanda should bring to the Police to assist us in our investigation.” He urged.
The IGP’s statement reiterates the President’s warning to the public that government would arrest anyone spreading unfounded rumours that it had a hand in the MP’s death.
The president made these remarks while addressing a press conference at State House Entebbe.
“When you malign the government and interfere with the work of the police and you spread lies, then, the laws can handle you because police investigations are protected by the law” the President Warned.