Twaha Kagabo, the Bukoto South MP who alleged that he received Shs 40 million from Speaker Anita Among wants his case to be heard behind closed doors.
Kagabo is set to appear before the Rules and Privileges Committee that is investigating the matter but inside sources said he has told Abdu Katuntu, the chair of the committee that he prefers to talk to them in the absence of cameras.
“He wants to speak freely with the MPs that is why he does not want journalists around,” the source on the committee told us.
The committee starts work today and among the people expected to appear before it is Kagabo and Leader of Opposition, Mathias Mpuuga.
On August 8, Kagabo in the company of a bouncer caused stir in Parliament when he carried Shs 40 million into the office of the leader of the opposition.
Kagabo claimed this was the money that had been given to him as a token for passing the supplementary budget. He said he was responding to NUP President Robert Kyagulanyi’s directive to party MPs to return the money.
In a meeting with Mpuuga, Kagabo claimed he had received the money from the home of Among.
In a plenary session a couple of days later Among denied having given Kagabo money. Kagabo was questioned by the IGG and Among instructed the Rules committee to investigate the matter.