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Government to brief MPs on Kadaga letter bomb probe

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By Isaac Imaka

Posted  Wednesday, February 19  2014 at  08:00
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The government will tomorrow (Thursday) give a formal briefing to Parliament about the status of investigations into alleged assassination attempts against Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga, the Prime Minister said yesterday.

Addressing the House on the issue, Mr Amama Mbabazi said government took “serious” interest in the threats against the head of Parliament and measures are being taken to ascertain the true version.

“It’s true and it’s a very serious matter indeed,” he said. “The threat on the life of anyone, and later alone the Speaker of this country, is a very serious threat and measures are being taken and we will be giving a statement on how far we have gone with the investigations.”

The life of Ms Kadaga reportedly came under threat after a an unknown person sent her what was reported to have been a letter bomb. Although she was not in office, the Speaker confirmed to the media that the scenario took place on her office. She said police were investigating the matter.

The Prime Minister’s Thursday promise came after Busiro East legislator, Medard Ssegona, rose on a point of procedure challenging government’s silence toward media reports about the Speaker surviving a ‘bomb’ attack in her office.
The Deputy Speaker, Mr Jacob Oulanyah, further assured the House that the Kadaga ‘bomb’ issue was not forgotten.

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