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Oulanyah irked by ministers over Besigye supporters’ beating

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Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah L’Okori has expressed dismay with the Ministers of Internal Affairs, Gen. Jeje Odong and Mario Obiga Kania, for failing to table the report on the beating of Dr. Kizza Besigye’s supporters by police.

Oulanyah, who is presiding over the plenary session this afternoon, said that the house will debate on the conduct of the police, including police brutality, on Thursday, with or without the ministers’ reports.

‘The Deputy Speaker expresses displeasure with the failure of ministers to present statements to the House,’ a release on Parliament’s Twitter handle, reads in part.

Recently, the police have come under attack after its officers were captured on video beating up people who had lined up along the streets in the city to catch a glimpse of opposition icon Besigye after his release from a two-month incarceration at Luzira Maximum prison.

Since then, four police officers and a ‘crime preventer’ have appeared before the police disciplinary committee.

Meanwhile, Justice and Constitutional Affairs Minister Severino Kahinda Otafiire has this afternoon taken oath as an ex-officio member of the house.

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