MP Niwagaba arrested over Kadaga court summons

MP Niwagaba arrested over Kadaga court summons
Wilfred Niwagaba getting arrested

There was drama at parliament today as Ndorwa East MP, also shadow attorney general Wilfred Niwagaba exchanged blows with the deputy attorney general Mwesigwa Rukutana.

Niwagaba had come together with some of the suspended MPs to parliament with High court sermons for Speaker Rebecca Kadaga and the attorney general. The sermons are reportedly for case against Kadaga over the suspension of the six MPs on Tuesday.

The MPs Allan Ssewanyana, Ibrahim Ssemujju, Gerald Karuhanga and Mubarak Munyagwa were in a green Noah vehicle alongside Niwagaba before they were intercepted at the parliament main gate.

This prompted Busiro East MP Medard Ssegoona who was in the House to come to Niwagaba’s rescue before an argument ensued with the police and the deputy attorney general who had to rush at the parliament’s main gate.

Although Ssegoona had asked the police who were stopping the MPs on why Niwagaba was being stopped, police couldn’t answer but only stated that there is an order to stop him.

Niwagaba on his side said that he has a court sermon and in which the speaker is supposed to appear in court. He says the injunction was on the MPs who were stopped.

“The speaker is supposed to appear at 2;00pm, so I have to take this injunction to her. And there is no law that bars me from entering Parliament,” he told the police.

Rukutana however said that the speaker cannot be served at the House in such a manner but through an assistant. He claimed the speaker needed to get the notice formally.

An argument ensued with buttons of Rukutana’s shirt torn off before he was rescued by police. Police then lifted both Ssegona and Niwagaba out of parliament and bundled in a police vehicle.