The Inspector General of Police, Kale Kayihura has responded to a letter demanding answers for the raid on parliament by security operatives in September, by turning up for a meeting with the speaker, Rebecca Kadaga on Thursday afternoon.
In a letter dated October 23, Kadaga seeks answers from President Museveni, Prime Minister, Minister of Internal Affairs, Inspector General of Police and Commander of the Special Forces Command, on plain clothed operatives involved in the parliament scuffle in September, their motive and why they were deployed.
Kadaga is also interested in finding out who commanded the operation. She insists that CCTV footage shows that a section of the people seen beating MPs are not attached to parliament as staff or the sergeant- at –arms.
“I am, therefore, seeking an explanation to the identity, mission and purpose of the unsolicited forces. I am also seeking an explanation about why they assaulted the members of Parliament, an explanation why the members were arrested and transported and confined at police stations,” Kadaga’s letter reads.
After the scuffle, Kayihura boasted that he planned and ensured the success of the eviction of legislators; “They (security operatives) did a good job”. The general also claimed that parliament police had requested for support from him.
However, Parliament’s communication director Chris Obore refuted claims saying, management is unaware of the plain clothed security officers who stormed parliament like whirlwind and ejected legislators.