Disagreements have emerged among members of a sub committee instituted by the Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE), to probe allegations related to Justine Bagyenda and Dr Louis Kasekende ownership of some properties.
Sources at Parliament Have told The Nile Post that two MPs on the sub committee have already taken sides before a full verification of the allegation can be concluded.
The two MPs are Brig Francis Takira, a UPDF representative and Sheila Mwine, the Woman MP from Kiruhuura.
We have been told that Anita Among who was instructed to chair the sub committee is one of the MPs leading the charge against the two MPs.
Apparently, Among was not involved in the scrutiny of the land titles said to belong to Bagyenda and Kasekende.
Among, our sources said, questioned a status report that had been tabled by the two MPs saying she had been excluded.
The report according to sources, concluded that the duo (Bagyenda and Kasekende) did not own the said properties.
One of the MPs said if the report is tabled, they will challenge it in court.
The spotlight on Kasekende and Bagyenda’s properties came to the fore on December, 13 when COSASE’s chairman Abdu Katuntu appointed a subcommittee chaired by Bukedea Woman MP Anita Among, to investigate the titles of land properties of the two officials and present a report to guide on the way forward.
Minutes earlier, Aruu South MP Odonga Otto, had tabled documents showing that Kasekende owned 72 properties in and around Kampala and dozens of land titles some in the names of his relatives and his driver.
Another MP, Elijah Okupa also presented documents concerning 11 properties that allegedly belong to Bagyenda in addition to asking the committee to summon the Financial Intelligence Authority over the matter.
Kasekende, in a letter to the Speaker Rebecca Kadaga denied ownership of some of the properties.