Uganda Police has said that the threats directed against the Rt. Hon. Speaker of Parliament Anita Among, is now a police matter, that is being actively investigated by the Special Investigations Division, in Kireka.
This follows a pronouncement speaker made to the house last week that her life is in danger with individuals on her trail intending to assasinate her. Without providing details, Among directed Prime Minister Nabbanja and the Internal Affairs ministry to investigate the allegation and report to the house.
In a statement issued today, police spokesperson Fred Enanga said a team of CID experts from SID, in close coordination with other intelligence, investigative and operational teams, from sister agencies are investigating the extent of the threats to the spraker’s life.
In her pronouncement, Among noted that she was chose to be speaker by the will of God and whoever wants her out of office is bound to fail.
Enanga said that police are also working with the office of the Rt. Hon. Speaker to identify the source of the threats directed towards directed towards her.
He noted that the position of Speaker of Parliament is an important position in the country and therefore, any risks threats or attacks against the Rt. Hon. Speaker, can lead to enormous consequences.
However, due to the sensitivity of the matter, Enanga said the investigations remain protected. “We shall not elaborate about when and how the threats were made, not to comprise the investigative strategy and the cooperation of witnesses.” Enanga’s statement reads in part.
“The Directorate of Counter Terrorism is meanwhile monitoring the security detail of the Rt. Hon. Speaker of Parliament to ensure the all-round bodyguards, stay vigilant at all levels. We have also notified the Parliamentary Police Unit to remain vigilant when operating in and around the Parliamentary facilities.” He adds.
Following the pronouncement of threats to Among’s life, Nabbanja committed government to investigating the matter with outmost urgency but also promised to report the matter to president Yoweri Museveni.