Mbale District Woman MP Connie Galiwango has beseeched the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, to cause the buttressing of her security following recent alleged threats to her life.
Galiwango has of late been in the news complaining about unknown people trailing her and others dropping threatening letters at her residence in Mbale.
She told the House yesterday that she had initially been given two bodyguards who were withdrawn under unclear circumstances.
“I need Police guards of my choice, not ones dictated by people who want to harm me,” Galiwango said.
The latest threat, according to Galiwango, is a letter by unknown people demanding sh400m from her, lest they harm her.
Kadaga promised to convene a meeting involving the Police and internal affairs minister to address Galiwango’s concerns.
The Elgon Region Police spokesperson, Mr Robert Tukei, said police were investigating the matter
“Yes it is true some unidentified people dropped a life-threatening letter at Ms Nakayenze’s home and investigations into the matter are ongoing,” Ms Tukei said.
He said they had so far arrested one suspect to help with the ongoing investigations.
Mr Tukei, however, said preliminary investigations indicate that the unidentified suspects used a student of a prominent school in Mbale to drop the letter.
“The student has already recorded a statement as well,” he said.
Ms Nakayenze has been crying out over threats on her life, which she says started after she voted against the removal of the presidential age limit last year, contrary to her party position.
“I have brought these threats to police hoping that they can give me security but they have not bothered and yet my life is in danger. I have continued to receive threatening messages from unknown people,” she said.