Nakifuma MP Kafeero Ssekitoleko is now rushing to petition the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga to come to his rescue amid severe criticism from members.
Kafeero distances himself from allegations by members of parliament that he bribed them to second the Constitutional Amendment Bill 2016 that seeks to lift the age limit of judicial officers and electoral commissioners.
“I wants them [MPs] to accuse me directly on the floor of parliament,” Kafeero says.
“I never bribed anyone. This is a private members bill and is not sponsored by anyone.”
Kafeero also revealed that his life was in danger ever since the bill came to light hence seeking for protection.
Kilak North Hon. Anthony Akol claims Hon. Cissy Namujju called him and said there was an urgent meeting he had to attend at Crested Crane Hotel in Jinja.
“Mr Kafeero Sekitooleko who was chairing the meeting said he the reason for the meeting was to discuss the Bill,” Akol says.
In the end he was given a 50kg bag of sugar and Shs1m to support the bill where other ruling party MPs were reportedly given Shs10m.
MP Muwanga Kivumbi says they are monitoring new MPs who are easily lied to.
Kivumbi said Hon Cissy Namujju, the Lwengo district Woman Member of Parliament, called several MPS to go to Jinja where Hon Ssekitoleko addressed them.
“Hon. Cissy Namujju organised MPs to meet with Hon Sekitooleko at Crested Crane hotel in Jinja. At Jinja MPs were taken to a factory where after the manager gave Shs 1 million and sack of sugar.”