The family of late Cerinah Nebanda, the former Butaleja District Woman MP, has demanded an apology from the Kayunga District Woman Member of Parliament, Ms Idah Nantaba over her remarks that late Nebanda mother’s life is in danger.
Ms Nantaba, allegedly claimed that late Nebanda’s mother, Ms Alice Namulwa Mukasa informed her that some "criminals who killed her daughter", were also after her life, during a parliament session on Wednesday.
However, Ms Namulwa in her letter dated January 23, 2020, dismissed Ms Nantaba’s allegations as baseless, criminal utterances and asked her to apologise as soon as possible.
“I Alice Namulwa Mukasa, mother to the late Hon Cerinah Nebanda and the entire Nebanda family have been deeply saddened by your blatant blackmail and defamation of myself,” part of Ms Namulwa’s letter reads.
The letter further reads; “Indeed am very certain that you know very well that I have never in my life telephoned you neither have I had any connections or dealings with you whatsoever and for that matter, I cannot and will not be party to your renowned immature political gimmicks and I, accordingly, publically dissociate myself from your such accustomed negative diversionary tendencies, more so by implication against the Government of Uganda.”
Ms Namulwa asked Ms Nantaba to publically retract the alleged blackmail utterances in both print and electronic media and on the floor of Parliament of Uganda before January 28, 2020.
“Failure of which I have already instructed my family lawyers to without any further delay, take the necessary legal course of action against you at your own peril and embarrassment,” she said.
Ms Namulwa added that she has sent the letter to other relevant security and government agencies for further investigations.
The former Butaleja District Woman, Ms Florence Andiru Nebanda said the Speaker of Parliament, Ms Rebecca Kadaga should ask Ms Nantaba to withdraw her statement in Parliament.
“She should respond or make a formal apology on the same floor of the house before we take legal action,” he said.
All efforts to get a comment from Ms Nantaba, were futile as our repeated calls went unanswered.