Deputy speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanya yesterday suspended the tribute session for former Butaleja woman Member of Parliament Cerinah Nebanda after enraged legislators demanded to know the full story about her death.
Nebanda died last Friday and her death has since been shrouded in mystery.
Members of parliament also took a decision to postpone the burial of the lawmaker that was slated for tomorrow until what caused her death is established.
This was after learning that Dr Sylvestre Onzivua, the pathologist hired by the family to take body samples for further examination to South Africa had been arrested at Entebbe International airport.
Dr Onzivua was supposed to leave yesterday at 7 am aboard a South African Airways flight. But security personnel intercepted him and took the samples.
According to a statement issued yesterday by police spokeswoman Judith Nabakooba, Dr Onzivua was illegally smuggling Nebanda’s body parts out of the country and that is why he was arrested.
Her body was returned to the family home in Entebbe after the mother of the deceased objected to Deputy Speaker Oulanya’s suggestion that the body be taken to Mulago School of medicine saying she did not trust the government anymore.
Cerinah Nebanda Fact File
Born Cerinah Nebanda Arioru on 9th of October 1988, she attended ST. John’s Education Centre for her primary school after which she joined Ntinda View College for her O’ level education.
Nebanda attended her A’ level at Katikamu SDA SSS and later joined Makerere University to pursue a degree in Social Science and graduated in 2010.
She contested the Butaleja woman seat and defeated Dorothy Hyuha, the NRM deputy party secretary general in the 2011 poll to join the parliament on an NRM ticket.
While in parliament she was a member on the social services and budget committee.
She passed away last week on Friday 14th December on her way to in Kampala.