Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has directed Kyadondo East Legislator Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine to face the Parliamentary Rules Committee for disciplinary action about his statements on the shs. 20m given to members.
On Tuesday, Kyagulanyi returned the money to the Parliamentary Bank Account, calling it a “bribe”. The controversial cash was part of the supplementary budget passed by the house in the fight against the Corona Virus.
In a Plenary session on Friday, Kadaga said “ Hon Kyagulanyi should write a personal statement and appear before the Rules Committee over his statements on the shs 20m”
Initially it was not clear what the money was meant for, as Members of Parliament were not part of the task force meant to fight the pandemic.
Court in Kampala had also slapped an injunction blocking the MP’s from using the money before the Attorney General also advised that individual members should not use the money after 20th April when the Court order was issued.
In his earlier statement, MP Kyagulanyi referred to the money as a bribe that MP’s did not deserve to access. He said “ if Members can not be allowed to buy and give out food to their electorates, then why should they be given funds” He wondered.
In a live TV Interview, Trade minister Amelia Kyambadde was also quoted as saying the shs. 20m given to the MP’s is dirty money. “ I have not checked my account, but once I find it, I will return it” Amelia said.
Speaker Kadaga has been at the centre of the controversy, rebuking however stood in the way for MP’s to receive and use the money.
A handful of other MP’s have reportedly returned the money including Mathius Mpuuga and others.