Members sitting on the Defense Parliamentary Committee led by Hon Judith Nabakooba were yesterday “shocked” by inconsistencies set forward by security organs they were flame broiling over Kasese clashes that left many dead.
The committee is now making investigations on the issues that happened in Kasese between November 24 and 27 to come up with a complete report that will be introduced before the house for discussion.
Mubarak Munyagwa the Kawempe South Member of Parliament, who is a part on the committee, told the press that the close door meeting heard many contradictions.
“I told fellow opposition members that so as to get truth, we ought not to boycott the meeting. Gen. Jeje Odongo The Minister of Internal Affairs came up with a different version that the people who died in the crashes were 104; so they are negating each other, Hon. Kiyonga talked of more than 250, the Minister of Defense in the morning discussed 78, and the Director of Military Intelligence discussed 64.” Munyagwa revealed.
“This implies they are all telling lies with regards to the number of people who died in the Kasese incident; they all say there were no kids and women in the palace,” Munyagwa added.
Munyagwa also went on and said that, members requested that be allowed to visit the people who were captured at the palace to find out if or not there were ladies and kids, but rather the security was hesitant.
“The most vital thing we have is that they have revealed that the suspects were driven from Kasese to Nalufenya naked, this was said by the Minister of Internal Affairs and even Kaweesi didn’t negate that.”
Addressing the press after the closed door meeting, Jeje Odongo the Defense Minister revealed that the suspects are still in detainment centres and their charges are being prepared.
On reports of whether there were kids and women killed in the palace, the Minister noted that there were no children; “we didn’t see any and that is the reason we have never mentioned them in any of the reports we have made.”