Speaker- Rebecca Kadaga in whose
vehicle police say a bomb
detector was installed.
The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga can now go about her duties without fear of being ripped to smithereens by a bomb detonated against her convoy.
This comes in the wake of police confirming the installation of bomb detectors in the Speaker’s cars, after a whistleblower wrote to the Inspector General of Government (IGG) Justice Irene Mulyagonja, claiming that Shs450 million that was released to purchase the hi-tech gadgets, was withdrawn and shared by police officials including the force’s Director of ICT Mr Amos Ngabirano.
However, addressing journalists at the police headquarters in Naguru, police spokesperson Mr Fred Enanga said the money, Shs200million, was used for its rightful purpose.
“It was two hundred million shillings that was approved by Parliament to enhance the escort vehicles of the Speaker and we purchased an ICD detection kit for all the vehicles,” Mr.Enanga said early today.
He dismissed reports that the money was ‘shared’, maintaining that some information is available for whoever wants to pursue the matter further.
“This money was procured and delivered and therefore I call upon anyone to come check with us for certain details; however there are some I can’t reveal for security purposes,” added Mr.Enanga.
The move is intended to heighten the security of the Speaker after reports emerged in 2012 that Ms Kadaga was in danger of being assassinated.
Meanwhile, police have confirmed the release of one Vincent Kaggwa, a youth activist loyal to presidential aspirant Amama Mbabazi, who was detained on suspicion of wanting to disrupt peace by supplying campaign material in mosques.
‘’We had him arrested just to curtail him from disrupting peace in the mosque where he was going to distribute the material he had,” Mr Enanga said.