Parliament will on Wednesday debate the conduct of Maj Gen (Rtd) Matayo Kyaligonza who is allegedly accused of assaulting (slapping) a police traffic officer, Sgt Esther Namaganda over the weekend.
This follows a matter of National Importance raised by the Uganda Women Parliamentary Association (UWOPA) Chairperson and Budaka Woman MP, Pamela Kamugo Nasiyo who accused Kyaligonza’s bodyguards of disgracing a fellow woman who was on duty.
Nasiyo said that what happened to Namaganda is a reflection of what happens to a number of women at their places of work and should not go unpunished.
“This incident is a testimony to several risks that very many female staff are facing in Uganda. On behalf of all women in Uganda, I condemn this action in the strongest terms possible,” Nasiyo stated.
“This is not only an abuse but a direct attack on the dignity of women; I request that I be allowed time tomorrow to present a motion to be discussed by the entire house,” Nasiyo requested.
Nasiyo’s request was followed by Manjiya County MP, John Baptist Nambeshe who demanded that in the motion, the members as well discuss the conduct of the Deputy Attorney General, Mwesigwa Rukutana who “insulted” Justice Catherine Bamugemereire while chairing the land probe last week.
During the probe, Rukutana lashed at Bumugemereire and has since vowed never to apologize for his conduct noting that it was intentional.
“The learned Attorney General while appearing before the land probe, used intimidating remarks in a manner that was similarly playing a gender card and this is equally unacceptable to such a person; this motion should incorporate his conduct before Bamugemereire,” Nambeshe said.
The Speaker of Parliament, Rebbecca Alitwala Kadaga thus ruled that the motion be brought to the house to be debated on Wednesday by members.