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MP Kafeero threatens to drag Akol to Court for defamation

Robert Kafeero Ssekitoleko, the Nakifuma County MP has given the Kilak North MP, Anthony Akol two days to retract his implicating to a bribery scam.
It comes after Akol addressed the media accusing Ssekitoleko for bribing 27 legislators with Shillings 1 million each and a bag of sugar to support his controversial Constitution Amendment Bill 2016.

The bill seeks to amend sections of the constitution to increase retirement age for judges; give Electoral Commissioners an open-ended term; allow individuals and political parties to challenge the outcome of presidential elections as well as outline the role of Speaker and Deputy Speaker of Parliament.

While addressing the media, Akol claimed that the legislators traveled to Mayuge Sugar Factory under the guise of a trip by the Parliamentary Forum on Food Security, Population and Development, where the payments were made.

However, Kafeero says the allegations are aimed at discrediting his image and quest to table the bill. He says unless Akol retracts his claims, he will drag him to court for defamation.

According to Kafeero, his resolved to push the bill has attracted threats and intimidation from several legislators.

Efforts by URN to get a comment from Mafabi and Mugume were futile. Akol however maintains that he will table evidence before Parliament pinning Ssekitoleko.

The bill has attracted the attention of government. Recently, the Prime Minister; Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda said government will review the bill before taking a position.

Kafeero says he has discussed the matter with Dr. Rugunda but insists that he will spearhead the bill and government can make its input in Parliament.

-URN

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