Ugandan lawmakers are demanding for an apology from Kenyan MPs who they say used abusive language when seeking for the release of Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine.
The Ugandan MPs say that the Kenyan parliamentarians used abused President Yoweri Museveni in the process.
Kenya Young Parliamentarians Association led by Embakasi East MP Babu Owino, Jared Okelo (Nyando) and Gideon Keter threatened to stage a protests against Bobi Wine’s arrest and week long torture at the Ugandan embassy in Kenya before taking it all the way into Uganda.
They now want action taken against the Kenyan MPs and should no action be taken, they will not hesitate to reach out to President Uhuru Kenyatta for redress.
“After the recent protests, the Kenyans including MPs came out and abused our president but nothing was done by the ministry. They were demanding our president to free Bobi Wine. Free Bobi Wine, as who?” Rukiga Woman MP Caroline Kamusiime Muhwezi.
But the Ugandan East African Affairs state minister Julius Maganda Wandera told the parliamentary committee on East African Community Affairs that ‘action’ had already been taken against the Kenyan MPs.
“We have written through the speaker of parliament to address her fellow speaker of Kenya so that they can make these MPs of Kenya to understand the rules of procedure and the diplomatic relationships and the messages that should be done especially when they are meant to address issues that pertain to the [other] state,” Maganda said.
Bobi Wine has since been released on bail and is set to be flown to the Royal London Hospital for treatment after alleged extensive torture in jail.
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