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Parliament pins Kivenjinja over Kiboko squad

The Minister of Internal Affairs, Kirunda Kivenjija has been on the receiving end of scathing attacks by various Members of Parliament after he failed to give a satisfactory explanation to Parliament on the mystery surrounding the Kiboko squad.

Members of the infamous Kiboko Squad

Members of the infamous Kiboko Squad (DM)

Hardly a week back, the Kiboko Squad reappeared on the Ugandan political scene after about three years and descended on demonstrators led by the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) with sticks and caned various demonstrators. The Uganda Police has since claimed ignorance of the group.

The Member of Parliament for Bugweri, Abudu Katuntu told Parliament that Kivejinja should not pretend to be ignorant of the Squad yet in 2006 the minister used the same squad to intimidate voters in Bugweri.

Katuntu says the Uganda courts proved it to be true with photos evidence showing groups of people similar to the Kiboko squad deployed by Kivenjija to intimidate Bugweri voters into voting the minister.

Kampala Central MP Elias Lukwago says the Uganda Internal Affairs Ministry should come and give a reasonable explanation to the country regarding the existence and operations of the Kiboko Squad to show its seriousness in eliminating such illegal armed groups from the country ahead of the 2011 Uganda elections.

By Zacharia Tiberondwa

Ultimate Media

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