The Observer (Kampala)

12 February 2013

Uganda: Kayihura Raps Ssekikubo

Police chief Kale Kayihura has said outspoken Lwemiyaga MP Theodore Ssekikubo has no moral authority to talk about corruption.

"What moral authority does Ssekikubo have to talk about corruption, why doesn't he judge himself before condemning corruption?" Kayihura said recently at the Living Word Ministries Church in Mbale.

Ssekikubo is one of the NRM rebel MPs, liked and hated, within the party for leading the charge against corruption and other unpopular party positions. Kayihura said it is irritating for MPs to keep talking about corruption and remain completely oblivious to how much they earn compared to other government workers.

"Look at the police, how much does a police officer earn and how much does an MP earn; it is so annoying that we are trying to fight corruption but politicians are not appreciating," he stated.

He urged MPs to forward cases of corruption, to the police with evidence because the force has the mandate to investigate.

"If you have evidence that a certain company or individual is involved in corruption bring it forward and we investigate [rather] than attacking government," he said.

He noted that it was time for the country to move forward saying the time for war and blame games was over. MP Ssekikubo did not return our call, when we sought his comment today.

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