Government To Brief Parliament On Akena Shooting

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Government To Brief Parliament On Akena Shooting


By Serestino Tusingwire


The Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda has said government will brief parliament on the circumstances under which Kenneth Watmon Akena, was shot dead at Game Stores.

Akena was allegedly shot on Saturday evening after he scratched Matthew Kanyamunyu’s car while parking his and was rushed to Norvik hospital from where he died.

Rugunda’s statement came up after Pader Woman MP Lowila Oketayot raised the issue during the Tuesday plenary; demanding an explanation from government on illegal possession of firearms saying that the trend of killing citizens by shooting is worrying.

Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga appealed to the MPs not to discuss details of the matter since it is under investigation, but asked Prime Minister Rugunda to give answers since the matter is in the public domain.

Rugunda then noted that the Internal Affairs minister Obiga Kania will brief the House on the progress of the investigation.

He however did not attach a timeline on when the statement will be presented on the floor of parliament.

The prime minister also assured parliament that the law will take its course and that those responsible will be dealt with.

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