June 12,2018 – Police has confirmed that they will be summoning Mukono municipality MP Hon. Betty Nambooze to answer questions about the circumstances surrounding the death by shooting of Arua Municipality MP Col. Ibrahim Abiriga and his bodyguard last Friday.
Briefly answering a question that was put to him on a WhatsApp group, Police Spokesperson SSP Emilian Kayima confirmed that Nambooze would be summoned to record a statement.
“We are summoning her to record a statement to this effect,” Kayima said.
His statement attracted immediate reaction from members of the multi-stakeholder group, expressing concern that Police was straying from the hunt for the real killers.
“I hope u stay focused on the bigger problem and not just use scarecrow kind of investigations. I wish Allah unveils the assassins and the investigators this time produce facts not fictitious suspects,”posted Ahmed Bogere Masembe.
“I pray that security Agencies remain focused on finding the killers …comical posts may derail investigations like in the past,” commented Daniel Kaweesi’ of the Uganda National Commission for UNESCO.
The atmosphere at Nambooze’s residence in Mukono was tense most of Tuesday as the local police station appeared to be beefing up it’s ranks in preparation for Namboole’s arrest. The complement of female officers was increased to six while more manpower appeared to be coming in from sister stations.