Parliament has turned out to be a warzone this afternoon after armed security officers from PGB and Counter Terrorism unit acting on the command of the speaker of Parliament raided the offices of some staff accused with leaking the information of the speaker’s scandals to the media.

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A good number of Parliament staff privy to the Commission Secretariat information have been detained, their homes raided and communications gadgets confiscated as Among strives to trace the exact people who exposed information that UGX 3b had been allocated to procure for her and her Deputy brand new Mercedes-Benz S Class L-500 L AMG line series vehicles imported from the UK.

The raid has been justified by the head of parliament’s communications department Chris Obore who says the implicated officials must be interrogated to explain why they breached the oath of secrecy by spilling such vital information to the press. Obore insists in a tweet that the busted officials violated parliament’s standing orders and therefore have to be apprehended for their deeds.

“Such information cannot just be leaked to the public. We have our ways of doing things. We are guided by confidentiality,” Obore told media moments after the raid. The netted officials have been ordered not to be in contact with the press. Senior investigative journalist Agatha Atuhaire who leaked the procurement story is also reportedly in fear after security operatives have made life difficult for her. She says her life is in danger with anonymous threatening calls being the new trend.

Meanwhile, staff at parliament say they are under tight security surveillance as Among seeks to understand who these people interact with and why. Sources say even most offices at parliament have been wired with spy gagdets to retrieve information from targeted officials who may harbour negative thoughts on the leadership of the new speaker. Ever since Jacob Oulanyah passed on, staff at parliament say they are undergoing an unprecedented reign of terror with Among routinely reshuffling those she suspects to be against her.

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