Disciplinary probe against MP Zaake resumes

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The Rules, Privileges and Discipline Committee of Parliament chaired by Mr. Abdu Katuntu resumed the hearing of misconduct allegations brought against Mityana Municipality MP, Francis Zaake on Monday morning.

The Committee took a brief break following a request by Zaake’s legal representative Erias Lukwago to allow him attend to engagements outside the country.

Zaake faces two cases of misconduct that the committee is yet to dispose of, one of them backlogged from November 2022 when Zaake is said to have behaved in a violent manner when the House was in session.

Mr Ignatius Kasirye, the Director Clerks, Parliament of Uganda is the first witness to interface with the committee.

During the previous hearing, Lukwago asked the committee to grant his client permission to also bring in their own witnesses who they say were seated closer to Zaake on the day the incident happened, one of them being the Chief Opposition Whip John Baptist Nambeshe.

The second case the committee plans to handle later this week pertains to the concern of misconduct allegations made against Zaake by the Rakai Woman MP, Juliet Kinyamatama.

A video in which Kinyamatama accuses Zaake of having made shaming remarks against her at a rally in her constituency on Independence Day was reviewed the last time the committee converged, however, Zaake’s team declined to answer whether he was the person in the video.

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