"On his receipt, Honorable Kyagulanyi stated that I have returned a bribe, can he explain to the country why he said that the sh20m given to MPs was a bribe?..."
COVID-19 | PARLIAMENT
KAMPALA - The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has dragged Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi, commonly known as Bobi Wine, to the Parliament's Committee on Rules, Privileges, and Discipline for what she has described as bringing the House into disrepute.
"As for Honorable Kyagulanyi, he has to go to the Disciplinary Committee for bringing this House into disrepute," Kadaga said.
Her action was in response to a complaint by Bunyole West MP James Waluswaka who told the House that Bobi Wine had described the sh20m COVID-19 pandemic sensitization money to MPs as a bribe.
"On his receipt, Honorable Kyagulanyi stated that I have returned a bribe, can he explain to the country why he said that the sh20m given to MPs was a bribe? People think that this House can be bribed to carry out its mandate, he should be asked to explain," Waluswaka demanded.
The speaker also hit at Amelia Kyambadde, the minister of trade for rejecting the money on National TV after she asked the show host to ask her about the sh20m COVID-19 money given to MPs for sensitization.
MP Waluswaka told the House that the minister was caught on a video asking show host Simon Kaggwa Njala to ask her about the money given to MPs as part of sh10b COVID-19 pandemic funds to Parliament.
Confirming to have seen the video that went viral on social media, Kadaga said; "How can a minister solicit questions on TV and then she says, she says she has rejected the money".
Kyambadde, who is the MP for Mawokota North County declared on National TV that she would return the money if sent on her account.