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Kabakumba meets President Museveni

By Vision Reporter

Added 14th December 2011 03:24 AM

SUPPORTERS of embattled Minister for the Presidency, Kabakumba Matsiko have accused MPs of fighting the minister over ‘mere allegations’ and that the accusations are politically motivated.

Kabakumba meets President Museveni

SUPPORTERS of embattled Minister for the Presidency, Kabakumba Matsiko have accused MPs of fighting the minister over ‘mere allegations’ and that the accusations are politically motivated.

By Vision Reporter

SUPPORTERS of embattled Minister for the Presidency, Kabakumba Matsiko have accused MPs of fighting the minister over ‘mere allegations’ and that the accusations are politically motivated.

 “Your Excellency, it is disheartening to observe that the same group of MPs fighting Matsiko over mere allegations are the same people who are spearheading the censure motion of the Premier Mbabazi over oil bribery claims,” the supporters said in a petition to President Yoweri Museveni.

Museveni received the petition on Tuesday from Bujenje County, Olivia Mugisa Atugonza at State House in Nakasero

She was accompanied by Haji Nuru Byaruhanga, MP Masindi Municipality and Amulan Tumusime, MP Hoima Municipality. The petition is signed by over 1000 people who described themselves as concerned citizens of Bunyoro Region. 

Kabakumba Matsiko also attended the meeting.

Political motivation

The petitioners said they feel that the issue of Masiko is politically motivated by enemies of the NRM who seem to be determined with a lot of zeal to fight loyal cadres.

They argued that for its honor, Parliament should make decisions of censure against ministers basing on firm facts and not mere allegations and rumour.

“In the case of Matsiko, police is still investigating and therefore it would be appropriate and in promotion of natural justice for the Parliamentarians, to wait for police to investigate the matter,” they said.

According to the petition, whereas they are aware that Kings Broadcasting Services (KBS) studios has been using a mast owned by UBC, they said this is a common practice countrywide.

 “Your Excellency, we believe that the rules of Justice require that a person be heard and her defense be put into consideration before the same is judged. It is our opinion that Matsiko is being treated unfairly, judged with the aim of damaging her political future and name,” the petition read in part

Museveni early this year directed for a CID investigation into reports of massive corruption in UBC and later ordered for the suspension of the Board of Directors and the Managing Director.  

Kabakumba meets President Museveni

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