A group of 8 oppostion members of parliament that included Robinah Ssentongo, Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda,Betty Aol, Moses Kasibante,William Nzoghu, Angelina Osege,, Ana Adeke and Muwanga Kivumbi have stood by their word.
With Red bags resting on their shoulders,they stormed the parliamentary building and shocked the press with bundles of shillings worth 29 million which was deposited on their accounts today. According to these eight legislators, this money that was meant to facilitate the Age Limit Amendment Bill consultation in their constituencies is a bribe meant to veil the public. These didnot only stop at bringing the money back but rather tasked the parliamentary legal affairs committee to investigate the origin of this money using their to be published soon letter to the IGG.
On the yellow side, MPs were over heard saying the 29 million shillings is not enough because they hail from large constituencies that necessitate extensive mobilization and funding. The money spent sums up to 13billion for the 400 members of parliament.
It should be remembered that in 2013, all members of parliament were given 5 million shillings and a two week leave to consult their electorate about the marriage and divorce bill and some opposition MPs did the same. They rejected the money.