Following the breach of the rules by two strangers in the visitors’ gallery, the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, issued a stern warning against disrupting the important business of Parliament.
The warning followed an incident in the House on Wednesday, 19 February where the unruly strangers jumped into the Chamber from the gallery as MPs debated a ministerial statement on the upcoming Land Information Systems Conference due later this week in Kampala.
The two strangers, arrested by the Police and Sergeant-At-Arms were escorted out of the Chamber as the House continued on with its business on the Order Paper. No one was hurt in the incident.
Speaker Kadaga said that under Section 18 (f) of the Parliamentary Powers and Privileges Act, it is an offence for any person to create any disturbance which interrupts or is likely to interrupt parliamentary proceedings adding that, ‘therefore, the two strangers have committed an offence punishable under the law’.
She said that any person(s) who wishes to demonstrate can do so in compliance with the law, but in other places outside Parliament.
Did MP Nsereko order hooligans attack on parliament?
Now rumours making rounds on social media are claiming that one of the attackers is well known to Kampala Central Member of Parliament Muhammad Nsereko.
The hooligan is question is Abdul Rashid Musisi who is allegedly a Personal Assistant to Nsereko.
Could the legislator be knowing anything regarding the attack?
Meanwhile, investigations into the isolated incident are still ongoing.
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