The Attorney General, Hon William Byaruhanga has warned MPs not to touched shs20m COVID-19 money that was wired to their accounts adding that what needs to be clarity is whether the Parliamentary Commission was aware of the court order before they disbursed the funds
However in his interpretation, William Byaruhanga said the Court had stopped the MPs from spending the money if they had not done so.
“The High Court ruling on Tuesday 21 April barred the Parliament Commission from disbursing the Ushs10 billion. However, I was made aware by the Clerk to Parliament that the money had already been sent out,” he said
“The application said that money which had not been spent by Tuesday should not be touched”. he alarmed.
The Speaker Kadaga said by the court interfering with the Shs10 billion, the judge was interfering with the whole supplementary of Shs304 billion. “That means it is all under injunction. It was all in one bill,” Kadaga added.
Kadaga further called on Members of Parliament to seek the available avenues of seeking redress if they are aggrieved before going to court.
Here is the list of lawmakers who have so far returned the 20 million bribe
• Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine – Kyadondo East
• Amelia Kyambadde – Trade Minister
• Mathias Mpuuga – Masaka Municipality
• Zaake Francis Butebi – Mityana Constituency
• Muwanga Kivumbi – Butambala
• Gerald Karuhanga – Ntungamo
• Jonathan Odur – Erute South.