The Minister of State for ICT, Aidah Nantaba has rebuffed pleas from the family of slain cycler Ronald Ssebulime seeking for recompense.
Ssebulime was shot by police following panic calls from the minister, who suspected the cycler was trailing her for assassination.
Although it is not prerequisite for the minister to compensate the family, during the Ssebulime’s burial, the family hinted that someone must be held responsible for the survival of the family members left behind by Sebulime.
However, Nantaba said their aspirations do not hold ground and at no time should they expect any penny from her.
In a video message directed to the family, Nantaba said she commiserates with the family but “I was also interested in the deceased. I wanted him to answer several of my questions.”
“I am very shocked by the family members saying that I should pay the family. Whoever lied to you to say such on TV is misleading you. It wont happen and I am not responsible for the police.”
According to Nantaba, she wanted to get Ssebulime alive to determine his intensions for trailing her.
“I reported to police like any cautious Ugandan. I am not in anyway responsible for the results. I am not the police,” she said.