Police releases MP Nambooze

The firebrand MP had been detained on allegations of offensive communication for her comments about the grisly assassination of Arua municipality MP, Ibrahim Abiriga.

District Police Commander Roger Sseguya and other officers earlier Wednesday morning surrounded Nambooze’s home in Mukono, arrested and took her to the Criminal Investigations Directorate in Kibuli for questions before transferring her to Naggalama in Mukono district.

According to Police, Nambooze made offensive communication after the successful amendment of Article 102 of the constitution to lift a cap on presidential age.

Nambooze allegedly said that Parliamentarians who had aided the process and then given security would be punished by the public.

This is what security interpreted as offensive communication.

Yesterday police revealed it had recordings it was investigating in conjunction with the murder of Arua Municipality member of Parliament. In a police statement, it was revealed that police would also investigate a post by Nambooze.

After the assassination of Abiriga, a post said to be authored by Nambooze went viral. The post not only extended condolences to family and the public for the loss of Abiriga and his brother Said Kongo, condemned the ongoing killings but also described Abiriga as irritating. While the message was generally good, she was criticised by some for her choice of words in the post.

Other than Nambooze, the police is also interested in Jane Kuli said to have prophesized the death of Abiriga, a one Mugerwa for saying that the assassins should kill more MPs who supported the removal of age limit, and Raymond Soulfa aka Peng Peng for allegedly posting a video supporting attacks on MPs who supported the constitutional amendment.

Abiriga was killed alongside his brother Said Kongo as they approached his home in Kirinyabigo Kawanda Nansana Municipality Wakiso district last week Friday.