Kyadondo East Member of Parliament is set to be arraigned before the General Court Martial in Gulu, the Nile Post has learnt.
MPs; Kyagulanyi, Francis Zaake, Paul Mwiru,Gerald Karuhanga and candidate Kassiano Wadri were on Monday arrested by police following chaos in Arua town in which Wadri’s supporters allegedly hurled stones on President Museveni’s convoy shattering its hind screen.
On Wednesday, Members of Parliament tasked government to disclose the whereabouts of their fellow legislators.
Ayivu County MP Bernard Atiku asked that parliament be suspended until Thursday so as to establish the whereabouts of the arrested legislators because they could be in dire state.
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However, in response, the second deputy Prime Minister Moses Ali told the August House that the legislators would soon be arraigned in court.
“Hon.Kyagulanyi has been flown to Gulu hospital but he is now okay,”Moses Ali told parliament.
“He was found with a gun and he will appear before the court martial in Gulu.”
He however revealed that the other legislators would appear before the chief magistrate’s court in Gulu.
The legislators demanded to know why their fellow MPs had been detained in a military barracks and not at police.
The MPs put Moses Ali on a hard task to explain why the arrested colleagues had been treated inhumanely while in detention.
“These issues shouldn’t be taken personal to the extent of torturing MPs almost to death,”said the Leader of Opposition Betty Aol Ochan said.
In response, the third deputy Prime Minister denied anyone being tortured after the arrest.
“There is no one of the arrested who was tortured. Be careful when doubting my statement because it is a minister’s statement,” Moses Ali said.
Earlier, photos showing Mityana Municipality MP Francis Zaake with wounds on his fingers and ears suspected to have been as a result of torture.
The speaker Rebecca Kadaga however suggested that some MPs should proceed to Gulu to confirm whether their colleagues are presented in court on Thursday in Gulu.
The Leader off Opposition later nominated Allan Ssewanyana(Makindye West) and Gilbert Olanya(Kilak South County) to represent the opposition before asking the NRM side to choose representatives in Gulu.
Earlier, police had told journalists that Bobi Wine and Wadri had been slapped with charges related to treason and unlawful possession of firearms.
The North- Western regional police spokesperson Jospehine Angucia told journalists that Wadri was found with a pistol and 12 rounds of ammunition whereas Kyagulanyi allegedly had two submachine guns and ammunitions.
On Monday evening chaos erupted when Kassiano Wadri’s supporters tried to block the presidential motorcade as President Museveni left Arua Boma grounds prompting security forces to fire teargas and bullets in the air to ‘calm’ the situation.
The president was being chauffeured to Pokea Primary School to board his chopper after campaigning for Nusura Tiperu, the NRM candidate in the Arua Municipality by-elections.
“One of the president’s cars was attacked and smashed by the hooligans that were donning colours of one of the contestants in the election, Kassiano Wadri,”Kayima told journalists on Tuesday.
“At this point, security intervened by firing live bullets in the air and teargas to calm the situation.”
He added that earlier, the same group had tried to block the convoy using a grader.
It is alleged that one of the vehicles in the presidential convoy was vandalised during the scuffle as Wadri’s supporters pelted stones on the convoy.
“President Museveni’s car that was hit by opposition supporters this evening in Arua town. The police will issue a statement on this incident shortly,” the senior presidential press secretary Don Wanyama, the senior presidential press secretary posted on his twitter account on Monday night.
The police spokesperson told journalists that by the time the convoy was pelted with stones, President Museveni was inside.
Over 30 people including Members of Parliament were later arrested by security agencies.