MP returns sugar, Shs1m bribe to parliament


Kilak North MP Anthony Akol

Kilak North MP Anthony Akol claims to have returned to parliament a 50kg bag of sugar and Shs1m bribe, which he was given to support the Constitutional Amendment Bill 2016.

The legislator says about 27 MPs were given a similar bribe as a gift to support the private members Bill which seeks that lift judicial officers age limit.

In a video, MP Akol says he received the bribe during a meeting that was disguised as the Parliamentary forum on food security at Crested Crane hotel in Jinja last month.

He accused Hon. Sekitoeleko Kafeero who is fronting the bill and Iganga MP Peter Mugema of masterminding a scum that saw his full Shs10m “gift” reduced because he belongs to the opposition [Forum for Democratic Change].

“To my surprise the next day, when I came to the floor of parliament, these same people [Kafeero and Mugema] were moving a motion to lift the age limit. Is this right for this country?” Akol wondered.

He said after the meeting, members belonging to the ruling party were given the full Shs10m to champion the bill.

Akol says he later rejected the bribe and returned the items to the Leader of Opposition in Parliament’s office.

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