Ndorwa west Member of Parliament David Bahati has distanced himself from rumors linking him to the death of former Butaleja woman MP Cerinah Nebanda who passed away last Friday in Kampala.
There were allegations made by a family member of the deceased MP claiming the Ndorwa west lawmaker connected Nebanda to her boyfriend Adam Kalungi who is on the run over Nebanda’s murder.
In a press statement issued yesterday, Bahati denies knowing the wanted Kalungi.
Below is the statement
As we mourn the passing of our colleague, Hon. Cerinah Nebanda, there is a lot of rumour and speculation about the cause of her sudden death. I have, unfortunately learnt of claims by allegedly close family members trying to link my name to her death as having connected the Late Hon. Nebanda to one Adam Kalungi, now being looked for by the police as a suspect in the MP’s death.
The claims about an MP who connected Nebanda to the friend and my name being linked to it require a response from me.
I wish to categorically state that;
1. Hon. Nebanda was a colleague and Member of the party to which I am vice chairperson of its caucus in Parliament.
2. That I have never known, by name or physically, through phone, or any other contact, the said friend -one Adam Kalungi.
3. That I have no idea of the said workshop in Kalangala. I have, in fact, never been to Kalangala either officially or privately
4. That throughout my life, I have never linked any man, friend or not, to Hon Nebanda for whatever reason.
I wish to join the family, friends and the country to demand a thorough and quick investigation into what killed Hon. Nebanda.
Being a time of emotion and mourning for the family, it would be disrespectful on my part to ask them to substantiate the unfortunate and false remarks attributed to her parents and relatives as duty demands them to, however, the truth must be established.
I would implore our professional members of the press to investigate and report in a manner that helps the search for answers.
I also implore the Uganda Police Force to quicken the process that establishes the cause of Hon Nebanda’s death.
In the meantime, I would like to let Hon. Nebanda’s family, my party the NRM, and the whole country, know that I, David Bahati, DID NOT, CAN NOT and SHALL NOT, betray or compromise my values.
I pray that the truth will come out soon to absolve my name and give relief to my family, friends and colleagues.
May Hon Nebanda rest in Eternal peace.
For God and My Country!
MP Ndorwa West, Kabale.