Adam Suleiman Kalungi, the former lover of deceased Butaleja Woman Member of Parliament Cerinah Nebanda has this Friday morning been arrested in Mombasa, Kenya by authorities there and handed over to the Uganda Police at Malaba border post in eastern Uganda.
Deputy Police Spokesperson Vincent Sekatte confirmed this development while appearing on Capital Radio saying “Kalungi is now in Police custody after he was handed over by Kenyan authorities”.
Sekatte praised the efforts of the Kenyan authorities in apprehending Adam Kalungi
Kalungi made the list of most wanted Ugandans in connection with the death of the legislator and his alleged involvement in a drug syndicate that is said to be operating in the east and central African region.
The Uganda Police also engage the international Police to help in tracking down Kalungi.
Cerinah Nebanda passed away on December 14 at Mukwaya General Clinic in Kampala, a death that has since been shrouded in controversy.
During her funeral in Butaleja, some of her colleagues according to Police allegedly made statements intended to incite violence when they refuted the autopsy report into the former legislator’s death.
The report found that drugs such as cocaine, alcohol and heroin were present in the late MP’s body samples.
Kinkizi West MP Chris Baryomunsi and Kampala Central lawmaker Mohammed Nsereko were both arrested on boxing day last year and charged with inciting violence.
Her death has set into motion what promises to be a political showdown between the legislature and the executive with a group of Parliamentarians collecting signatures seeking a recall of the house from recess to discuss the controversy surrounding the former’s death.
The MPs who have since surpassed the constitutional requirement of 125 signatures to call a special sitting are also concerned about the arrest of their colleagues saying it is an attack on the integrity of the august house.
The arrest of Adam Kalungi will come as good news to the Ugandan authorities who have been laboring to explain the death of the legislator who it is alleged was delivered to the clinic by the former on the fateful day.
Born in the late 1970’s, Adam Kalungi went to St. James and Main Street Primary schools in the early 1980’s and later joined Jinja Secondary School, where he sat his Senior Four. Little is known about his life after senior four.
Col. Mohammed Suleiman, his 82-year-old father is a former soldier in Idi Amin’s army. He operated several buses and also owned property in Jinja.