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Umeme bribes NRM MPs to kill mismanagement debate

14 November 2014, 14:58 Godfrey Olukya

Kampala - The Parliamentary Committee on Rules and Discipline has finalised plans to summon the new Prime Minister, Ruhakana Rugunda over allegations that Umeme bribed 40 MPs allied to the ruling party NRM.

Umeme is the company that manages distribution of electricity in the country. It is alleged to have bribed 40 MPs so they could defend it in Parliament.

The Committee chaired by Oboth Oboth Jacob said that the ruling party Chief Whip, David Bahati is also wanted over the same issue.

Oboth said, ''Kyankwanzi women MP assured the NRM parliamentary caucus that some of the MPs had been given UGX 3 million bribe each to kill the Umeme report. We want Rugunda and Bahati to tell us how far they have gone with their investigations.''

Oboth said that whereas it is still alleged that some members received the bribe, the Committee has important leads in respect to the matter.

He said that in the caucus meeting, it was reported that the leader of government business in Parliament (then Amama Mbabazi) said that government would investigate the allegations raised by Nankabirwa and write a report which to date is yet to be produced and therefore Rugunda should appear and make a position.

This Committee was some months back tasked to investigate reports that a group of 40 MPs had been given bribes at Protea hotel to kill debate on the Umeme saga.

The same committee was tasked to investigate reports that MPs did not only receive the Umeme bribe, but also benefited from another alleged bribe meant to promote the Pro-GMO bill.

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