23 December 2012

Uganda: Chaos At Nebanda Burial As Speaker Rejects Govt Death Report

Family of late legislator dismiss government's preliminary autopsy ( Resource: Uganda's Late Legislator's Mother Refutes Report )

The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has rejected a report released by Government on the death of former Butaleja woman MP, Cerinah Nebanda.

This was at the burial ceremony of the late legislator whose death a week ago immediately sparked off fierce public debate and controversy, with the exact cause of her demise still unclear.

On Saturday evening, government released results of tests carried out on the late MP's blood, urine and tissue samples in London, UK.

The results revealed the presence of several chemical residues that included cocaine, heroine, morphine, alcohol, chloroquin, cocaethlene and dextromethorphan.

At the burial of the vocal lawmaker in Butaleja Sunday afternoon, Speaker Kadaga said she did not accept the outcome of the tests.

The event turned even fierier when the Government representative at the interment, Moses Ali was stopped short in his delivery of the message from the Government by angry mourners.

Nebanda died last Friday at Nsambya Hospital in Kampala.

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