Police has finally arrested Adam Suleiman Kalungi, the man who was last seen with Butaleja Woman Member of Parliament Cerinah Nebanda moments before she died suddenly on December 14. According to police spokesperson Judith Nabakooba, Kalungi was arrested in the Kenyan port city of Mombasa and handed over to the Uganda Police last night.
According to police spokesperson Judith Nabakooba, Kalungi was arrested in the Kenyan port city of Mombasa and handed over to the Uganda Police last night.
Nebanda died under unclear circumstances moments after being brought to Mukwaya General Clinic in Nsambya, Kampala, by Kalungi and his friends.
However, it’s not yet clear under what circumstances Kalungi was arrested in Kenya and later handed over to the Ugandan police.
Sources in police confirmed Kalungi is currently being detained at the Special Investigations Unit headquarters in Kirekka, a Kampala suburb.
Kalungi, who was the late legislator’s lover, disappeared from Mukwaya Medical clinic in Nsambya shortly after doctors confirmed the MP had died.
Kalungi, a former IT officer at the Danish Refugee Council, has since Nebanda’s death been on police’s wanted list following an appeal to Interpol to have the suspect in the case of murder arrested.
Earlier attempts by Police and family members to convince Kalungi to come out of hiding failed.
Nebanda’s death has sparked controversy that has left Parliament and the Executive on collision course. Some legislators and family members of the deceased MP alleged foul play in the death, with some of them openly saying she was poisoned. Government, however, later released a report indicating that she died of a drug overdose.
Kalungi, who police say is at the centre of a drug trafficking racket, disappeared after making frantic calls in which he alleged that the MP had consumed “his substances.”
Police has since Nebanda’s death been investigating her life style in which they have questioned her former boyfriend, Adam Musuuba, who confirmed that Nebanda used to drink alcohol, a claim dismissed by family members and the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga.
Some Members of Parliament are currently in the process of petitioning Kadaga to recall the House from recess to discuss the post-Nebanda death developments, including what they call abuse of the institution of Parliament by President Yoweri Museveni.