Twenty three opposition legislators who were suspended for three sittings two weeks ago by the Speaker Rebecca Kadaga over a melee in Parliament, will reportedly be dragged to court to face malicious damage.
According to sources the development seemingly in contravention of the dictum on parliamentary immunity, follows ‘orders from above’ and if true, comes on the heels of a pronouncement by the Speaker, that the group faces parliament’s disciplinary committee.
Sources say Director of Public Prosecution, Mike Chibita has finalized charge sheet and anytime the legislators will be taken to court and charged with many accounts among which is malicious damage.
Two weeks ago opposition MPs led by Theodore Sekikubo, Allan Sewanyana and Robert Kyagulanyi among others, got involved in a fracas while attempting to thwart efforts by Igara West MP Raphael Magyezi, to expunge Article 102 (b) that caps the presidential age limit at 75 years.
Since then the August House has not been at ease, and at the time the opposition MPs claimed that the State Minister for Water Resources Ronald Kibuule sneaked a gun into the parliamentary chambers and threatened Kira Municipality MP Ibrahim Semujju Nganda with the weapon.
In the ensuing chaos, plain-clothes security personnel from the Special Forces Command (SFC) stormed the chambers and threw oiut the 23 opposition MPs, in the process injuring some of them including Angeline Osegge and Francis Butebi Zaake.
Kibuule who was among those suspended but not summoned by police like his colleagues, it remains to be seen whether Kibuule is among those to appear in court.