A group of members of Parliament is working round the clock to gather signatures required to recall Parliament from recess over the continued detention in Police custody of their colleagues Muhamed Nsereko and Chris Baryomunsi.
Parliament is currently on holiday and is expected to resume business early next year.
A total of 125 signatures are required for Parliament to be recalled and so far the leaders of this move have managed to gather 50.
On Monday, Police arrested Kampala Central Member of Parliament Muhamed Nsereko and Kinkizi East MP Dr Chris Baryomunsi over remarks they made at the funeral of fallen Butaleja woman Member of Parliament Cerinah Nebanda.
Cerinah Nebanda passed away on December 14th at Mukwaya General Clinic in Kampala, a death that has since been shrouded in mystery with questions over what could have led to her demise.
The arrested MPs are alleged to have said they knew who killed their former colleague, according to Police and their detention is to help Police investigations into the death of the MP.
Some Members of Parliament including Betty Nambooze are said to be in hiding for fear of being arrested over the same matter, a situation those pushing for Parliament’s recall are terming as an attack on the legislature
According to Busiro East Medard Segona, one of the legislators leading the efforts for the recall, he says Parliament has got to have an emergency sitting to protect its sovereignty which is under attack from the executive.
While appearing on a radio talk show on Thursday, Segona said the Police was not acting lawfully in keeping his colleagues in detention after the constitutional 48 hours allowed for detention of a suspect had elapsed
On Monday, while addressing the media over the fallen MP, President Museveni asked Police to question the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga over statements she made about the death of Nebanda.
The speaker of Parliament while addressing the media at the funeral of the late Nebanda rejected the autopsy report released by government that discovered that chemicals had been found in the former Butaleja MP.