Six Ugandan MPs Robbed In South Africa
South Africa Police in the city of Johannesburg have commenced investigations into circumstances under which four Ugandan Members of Parliament and two staff of the House were robbed.
Uganda’s Deputy Speaker, Jacob Oulanyah informed Parliament on Thursday named the lawmakers as; Robert Migadde of Buvuma Islands, Santa Alum of Oyam, Francis Gonahasa of Kabweri County MP and Esiangu Kenneth, the Soroti County MP. Also robbed are Jackline Mutekanga and Florence Achieng, who are members of staff of Parliament. The legislators sit on Parliament’s Committee on Agriculture.
According to Oulanyah, they were attacked today at their hotel on the outskirts of Johannesburg, where they had travelled to attend a conference on Agriculture. A number of items including money, passports and laptops were stolen in the process.
Oulanyah says the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been contacted over the matter and will liaise with Uganda’s High Commissioner in Pretoria, Julius Peter Moto to handle their return to Uganda.