Speaker Rebecca Kadaga has promised to ensure that the security of members of parliament is beefed up following recent grenade attacks on homes on three legislators.
Explosives were thrown at homes of Lubaga North MP Moses Kasibante, Kyadondo East’s Robert Kyagulanyi and Makindye West’s Allan Ssewanyana, who have been cited in the fight against lifting age limit.
While visiting the home of Moses Kasibante yesterday, the speaker pledged to advocate for more security at homes of opposition legislators to avoid a similar occurrence of grenade attacks.
“I will speak to the police so that there is additional security. They (legislators) should not be attacked again by whoever is doing this. They had been given about two officers each but I am told they were withdrawn,” Kadaga said.
Mr Ssewanyana and Mr Kyagulanyi were last week attacked by unknown assailants who hurled grenades at their homes. Earlier, Mr Kasibante had received a dose of the same scare when he woke up to explosives ripping his house.
However, government spokesperson, Mr Ofwono Opondo, dismissed the attacks as tricks by the opposition to frame government.
Ms Kadaga also visited Butebi County MP, Francis Zaake who was allegedly punched to the bed by former Chief of Defence Forces, Gen Katumba Wamala.
Zaake who is yet to recover, thanked the speaker for her “motherly heart” and expressed his confidence in the abilities of Kadaga to rectify the situation in parliament.
“I thank her for the motherly heart, this is the heart I saw when I joined parliament. I am sure she will be able to correct the issues in parliament,” Zaake said.