The speaker of parliament Rebecca Kadaga has directed the minister of Defence Dr. Chrispus Kiyonga to present to parliament a statement giving details on which MPs received bribes, from where the bribes were got and how much among other issues.
The Speaker’s directive follows concerns by some MPs that newly appointed political commissar Felix Kulaigye made false allegations in the media (NBS TV) on Tuesday against Parliament.
Kadaga termed the remark as serious because all members of Parliament are candidates of those allegations. She said parliament would want to know which of the over 300 members received bribes.
The statements made by the former army spokesperson are outrageous and tantamount to treason, according to Aswa constituency MP Reagan Okumu.
Fort Portal Municipality MP Alex Ruhunda accused the army of what he termed as deliberate efforts in joining sections of government as well as the public to foil the image of Parliament which according to him is indiscipline of the highest order.
Several bribery accusations have been tagged onto members of parliament including the recent 5 million shillings given for consultations on the Marriage and divorce bill.