The 1986 war that brought NRM to power is like that ever visible scar that should never be forgotten. Parliamentarians are the latest group to be reminded about the bush war and the sacrifices that the then NRA rebels made while liberating the country.

General Elly Tumwine, while responding to queries from Parliament’s Committee on Rules about his conduct, reminded the MPs that the entire East Africa knows how much thry have sacrificed for this country and that they should value these sacrifices.

“Hon chairman, I am laughing because I see people saying this is a simple thing. It is not simple to make outrageous statements about a honourable member of Parliament. Not only the people of Uganda, but the entire East Africa knows how much we have sacrificed for this country.”

The Parliamentary Committee on Rules, Privileges and Discipline on Wednesday started investigations into the conduct of Security Minister Elly Tumwine, who is accused of uttering statements aimed at belittling Parliament and the person of the Speaker. He is also accused of assaulting MP Cecilia Ogwal.

Tumwine informed the committee that he wants to first be given all the facts around the accusations before he can respond to them. He said that he cannot respond to references, he needs all the information and then he can proceed to respond.

The Chairperson of the committee Clement Ongalo-Obote, adjourned proceeding to ensure that Gen. Tumwine is furnished with all the details before he can appear before the committee again.

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