Monday June 30 2014

Sale of Parliament pigs postponed

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By Job Bwire

The public auction of the two yellow ‘parliament pigs’ that had been fixed to take place today has been postponed, according to Police.

In interview with the Daily Monitor early today, the Deputy Police Spokes person, Ms Poly Namaye had indicated that the said pigs which were seized from two youth who were demonstrating over rampant corruption and youth unemployment at parliament mid this month would be auctioned for public sale.

“According to the information we (Police) got, we are supposed to sell the two pigs today (Monday) by auction”, said Ms Namaye.
However, in a follow up phone interview with the Daily Mornitor later in the day, Ms Namaye said the auctioning had been postponed till further notice.

“Auctioning has been postponed till further notice. Probably after Thursday when the case goes back to court for mention,” said Ms Namaye.
The two pigs were last week transferred from the Parliament’s Bauman house after some of the Muslim MPs complained that they were inconveniencing them and are now being kept at the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) in Kireka, Kampala.

However, Namaye said police had not yet established the price for each pig and venue for the said auction.