Police have dismissed claims that military men raided the country home of the former Leader of Opposition in Parliament (LoP) Winnie Kiiza in Kiburara, Kisinga sub-county Kasese.
On Sunday evening, Kiiza the Kasese Woman MP also known as the 'iron lady' in some political circles posted on her Facebook page; noting that her home in Kasese had been invaded by nine men dressed in military uniform. Kiiza also alleged that the two military personnel, had on Friday raided her home, and were targeting her husband.
Kiiza's husband Yokasi Bwambale Bihande, is the former Bukonzo County East legislator and two-term district chairman Kasese.
"On Friday, two people armed with guns and machine guns raided my home in Kiburara. My husband was tipped about them and he never returned home. Now today [Sunday], nine people in military fatigue armed with sub machines and RPGs have surrounded and I am not sure if my husband will be alive by tomorrow, "read part of the message.
However, in a statement released on Monday by police spokesperson Emilian Kayima, the allegations are untrue and baseless.
According to Kayima, the regional police commander (RPC) responded to the allegations and visited the home but found no military presence at the home.
"The Uganda Police Force received allegations of armed people in the home of Mr Bihande, husband to Hon. Winnie Kiiza, former LoP. This was Friday, September 21, 2018. The regional police command, Rwenzori East quickly responded and visited the home. Unfortunately, Mr Bihande was in the house but refused to speak to the officers that came to respond to the allegations." said Kayima's statement.
"Last evening, Sunday, September 23rd, 2018, similar allegations were made by Hon. Winnie Kiiza, alleging military presence at their home. Again, the police rushed there and found no military presence there. There was no one home," the statement added.
Kayima also says that the regional police headquarters called Bihande and he declined to speak to the police, which left the police doubting the authenticity of the allegations. He also says that police officers spoke with some domestic workers and neighbours about the allegations but they denied knowledge of any military presence.
However, Kayima says that nevertheless, the regional police headquarters has decided to open a general enquiry file to investigate the allegations.