The state is behind the case against the pro-Mbabazi NRM youth leaders, Grace Akullo, the Director Criminal Investigations Department has revealed.
Akullo disclosed this while appearing before the Defense and Internal Affairs committee chaired by Bugembe Namugwanya, the Mubende district woman MP.
According to Akullo, a general inquiry file was opened by intelligence officers adding that, the file is still under inquiry.
As a result, MPs asked Akullo to swear an oath just in case she makes a u-turn on what she had told the committee, which she did. She also produced the charge sheet against Omodo Omodo, the NRM youth national vice chairperson for northern region and the national vice chairperson of NRM Youth League Kampala Adam Luzinda Buyinza.
The duo was picked up and arraigned before the anti corruption court for alleged abuse of office and bribing NRM delegates to sign a petition to recall a delegate’s conference to challenge the Kyankwanzi resolution endorsing Museveni as the sole NRM candidate.
The committee also tasked Maj Gen Kale Kayihura, the Inspector General of Police and James Baba, the internal affairs State Minister to explain why the pro-Mbabazi youths leaders are being harassed and arrested. Kayihura explained that the actions they took were in respect to the conduct of the two youth leaders.
He said that through the community policing programme police received reports Mid-February that some strange people were moving around in the night in Rubaga division.
Upon investigations, it was found that it was some NRM members moving around dishing money to delegates. The IGP says the investigations were incidental and it was not their concern until when investigations revealed more information.
Kayihura also said that he was surprised by the attacks made against him by Jacqueline Mbabazi, the wife of the prime minister saying he had a lot of respect for her. He wondered why Mrs. Mbabazi was attacking him since to the best of his knowledge they have no misunderstandings adding that, the issues will be resolved once they meet.
Reagan Okumu, the Aswa County MP expressed concern at police involvement in political intelligence gathering for political parties taking sides in internal political party matters. He advised the IGP to remove his police uniform and join the political ranks.
Okumu said he was dismayed when he heard Maj Gen Kayihura’s statement stating that Uganda is not bothered about some countries cutting aid because they will go to countries such as North Korea. He said such statements should come from Ministers but not public servants like the IGP