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Get off your high horses dear honourables
Posted Wednesday, January 16 2013 at 00:00
At this rate, the issues surrounding the death of Cerinah Nebanda is fast resembling an episode of popular American television series titled CSI!
It’s simply insane! One moment a doctor is planning to fly out with body parts of the deceased MP, he is intercepted by police who accuse him of theft and before you can get your head round the drama, up steps the MP’s mother. She’s one character!
She tears up the President’s message in-front of the battle-hardened Moses Ali during the MP’s burial with a crowd baying for any government official including their cars! This is what Hollywood craves nowadays –scripts that are so electric and full of suspense. This is blockbuster stuff.
One addition to all that drama that would be rejected by Hollywood for lack of direction and basically nonsense is the part played some MPs (the likes of Nsereko, Sekkikubo and the usual gang).
Who in God’s name deluded these people into believing that they could make good Sherlock Holmes? Who told them that they have the onus and eye for detective work? Who told them that they alone carry the final say on what exactly killed the poor soul?
Last year MP Barnabas Tinkasimire lost his wife in a house fire that many found “suspicious.” Why didn’t the “investigative team” of Muhammad Nsereko, Ssegona and co exactly establish the “real” cause of the wife’s death?
Two years ago, the former opposition speaker of Parliament Ogenga Latigo was involved in an accident where a female companion was killed. Rumour had it that the Government could have “tampered” with Latigo’s brakes. Why didn’t our “Inspector Derricks” kick into gear and (to use a famous phrase used by Medard Ssegona) “save our country from collapsing?”
If our country is collapsing courtesy of this government then these MPs, like government, are wholly to blame.
These MPs that at one time wanted to chase out the media from Parliament as they discussed how to increase their salaries are at fault. These MPs who each took a Shs103m car-loan should not be saying a word.
So how can that bunch be at the fore-front of investigating the actual death of Nebanda? Where do they get the moral high ground to do that?
Yes the government is messed up. Yes the death of Nebanda can be classified as suspicious…depending on who you talk to. Yes our police can seem a little over zealous in their work. And yes Rebecca Kadaga feels she’s all that. However, the last bunch to lecture this nation about integrity and all can never be these MPs.
It’s like having a lecture about salvation and God’s mission, from a crook pastor… it would simply make a bad movie.