Former Ethics and Integrity minister, Hon. Miria Matembe, has described as impunity, a decision by the inspector general of police Kale Kayihura to defy courts of law and parliament.
“IGP Kale Kayihura has defied Parliament, the court… Impunity. Who is Kayihura that he defies the law?” Matembe asked while appearing on NBS TV’s political programme “NBSFrontline”.
Charles Odongtho hosts the new political show every Thursday night.
Matembe quickly attacked the Justice and Constitutional Affairs minister Hon Kahinda Otafiire who was also present on the show.
“Hon Otafiire is the minister of justice but injustice is going on. This kind of priority should be his priority.”
Matembe said these so-called crime preventers are now “crime performers”.
“Those goons at Makindye court were organised. If teargas had been used in defense of Makindye court, that would have been justified but police just protected rioters.”
She said some of the goons at Makindye court were wearing NRM t-shirts showing the level of lawlessness in this country.
“The public is lucky to have media that showed us IGP Kale Kayihura saying nini… nini… I support the beating nini..”
According to Matembe, women have applied to hold peaceful demonstration and were turned down wondering how those outside Parliament were allowed?
“Twala eri. SHUT UP! Mstteww!” she turned to government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo citing a police letter allowing Makindye court demonstration.
Opondo had said police allowed request by “concerned citizens” to protest at Makindye court in thousands.
Democratic Party President Norbert Mao, on the other hand, said Kayihura’s day of reckoning will come.
“One day. He is in a very tight corner right now.”
Mao asked Otafiire to advise Mr Kayihura saying his actions are making his ministry look bad.
“Rule of law is being undermined.”