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Ugandan MPs robbed on gun point in S.Africa 


Four Ugandan Members of Parliament and two parliament staff were on Thursday robbed in by armed men in South Africa where they had travelled.

Deputy Speaker of parliament, Jacob Oulanyah yesterday told Parliament that the legislators; Robert Migadde of Buvuma Islands, Santa Alum the Oyam Woman MP, Francis Gonahasa, the Kabweri county MP and Isiagi Patrick, the Kachumbala county MP were attacked and robbed of a number of items including money, passports and laptops at their hotel in the outskirts of Johannesburg where they had travelled to attend a conference.

Also robbed are Jackline Mutekanga and Florence Achieng, who are members of staff of Parliament.

Oulanyah further told parliament that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs had been contacted over the matter and will liaise with Uganda’s High Commissioner in Pretoria, Julius Peter Moto to handle the case and ensure their return to Uganda.

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