Kaka Dodges Parliamentary Committee Vetting
The former Internal Security Organisation Boss, Kaka Bagyenda did not turn up for vetting by Parliament.
Bagyenda was supposed to appear before the parliamentary committee yesterday for following his appointment as Uganda’s envoy to Angola by H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni for approval.
A source from parliament told Nettech Media, that Kaka was supposed to meet the committee at10:00am but by mid-day he hadn’t appeared forcing Speaker Rebecca Kadaga to adjourn the meeting later when the clerk of Parliament Jane Kibirige informed members that Kaka had picked the invitation but had not confirmed his attendance.
Another source that attended the meeting said everyone had waited for Kaka with many questions related to allegations related torture of Ugandans in safe houses, which they hoped would be answered.
“We were really waiting for him because we had so many questions to ask him, especially on the issues of safe houses. The human rights committee summoned him sometime back, but he undermined the powers of Parliament and declined to come.” A source said.
Nakaseke South MP, Paul Luttamaguzi said that by not coming he had saved himself for no one was going to approve his appointment.
“We wanted to show him that Parliament had its authority. It seems he either just undermined the position, did not want it or he just feared something here at Parliament because I do not think there was any member who was going to approve his appointment.” Luttamaguzi noted.
Parliament said if Kaka doesn’t appear, the committee will write to the appointment authority, HE. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni letting him know that the candidate did not appear for approval.
Kaka was invited together with the former National Resistance Movement secretariat director of finance, Dr Hassan Galiwango, who was appointed Uganda’s High Commission to Kenya.
Sources said he appeared for vetting, his process was smooth and his appointment was approved by Parliament.