Police have warned the family of the late Butaleja Member of Parliament ,Cerina Nebanda over the death allegations they made in the press last week.
Cerinah Nebanda died in December 2012 under mysterious circumstances.In an interview with a local newspaper , the mother of Nebanda, Alice Namulwa claimed that the Inspector General of Police Kale Kayihura “had an interest in the death” of her daughter.
“I’m sure he knows exactly what happened to Nebanda,” she said
“I don’t know how he came to know about it [death] because when we asked him to tell us how he knew that Nebanda had died from that hospital, he was giving us vague information … but it was a shock to us, so we didn’t mind much when Nebanda’s body was taken to Mulago [hospital] before the postmortem was done. After that, Kayihura came up with a statement that Nebanda had died from drugs,” Namulwa is quoted as saying.
Commenting on the claims ,Police publicist, Judith Nabakooba on Sunday said that police shall not entertain any false accusations over the legislator’s death .
“While we empathize with family of the late Hon. Nebanda and mourn their loss, the Police Force shall not countenance false and malicious allegations against the Force and its leadership.” Nabakooba said
Nabakooba added that Police was “surprised and disappointed that the media house, which should have known better, sanctioned and published a story which clearly breaches the ‘subjudice’ rule.”
Adam Kalungi ,the chief suspect in the murder ,also Nebanda’s boyfriend is still battling with the case in court.