Bukoto South MP Twaha Kagabo has been arrested on suspicion of extortion as he returned Shs40m which he received in June.
On Tuesday, Kagabo, who subscribes to the National Unity Platform (NUP) party went to the office of the Leader of Opposition, Mathias Mpuuga to return the money.
According to Kagabo, he received the money from the residence of the Speaker of Parliament Rt. Hon. Anita Among.
Mpuuga advised the MP to take the money where he got it from.
The Speaker, however, denied him saying she has never met him.
“The actions of the member threaten the integrity of this House,” said Among before ordering Parliament’s Disciplinary Committee to investigate the MP.
Meanwhile, during yesterday’s parliament sitting, Bukooli County MP, Hon Solomon Silwany proposed that the Inspector General of Government (IGG) takes up the matter and investigates Kagabo for corruption.
Kagoba was arrested by the Parliamentary police who, then, handed him over to the Inspector General of Government to face charges of ‘extortion’.
In June this year, several MPs allegedly received the controversial Shs40m as a token of appreciation for passing the supplementary budget.
Bobi Wine real name Robert Kyagulanyi, the leader of NUP has responded to the developments saying,
“The timing of Hon. Kagabo’s arrest is as suspicious as it is curious. It would not be far-fetched to say that by arresting Hon. Kagabo, the office of the IGG is being misused to unfairly shield Speaker Anita Among from public scrutiny and potential prosecution for corruption and abuse of office.
Under her vindictive leadership, the hallowed parliamentary building has been turned into a filthy temple of corruption and unabashed deal-cutting.”
He added, “We want you, Hon. Twaha Kagabo, to know that we stand with you in this hour of great moral conflict. In the same breath, we call out the office of the IGG for the bias it has shown so far in Hon. Kagabo’s matter. The IGG, and any other interested authority, must investigate this issue with the fairness and impartiality it deserves.”