Police in Mukono have commenced investigations into the alleged attack on the area Member of Parliament (MP), Betty Nambooze Bakileke which happened today morning.
The incident took place at around 6:00am at the MP’s home at Nakabago celll, Ntawo ward, Central Division in Mukono Municipality.
Police described the unidentified person as a tall, dark skinned putting on a suit jacket.
The Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police Spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire said that the assailant gained access to the MP’s bedroom at the time she was planning to go for a meeting at Parliament.
“It is alleged that the Honourable Member of Parliament made an alarm and her husband Bakireke came to her rescue by grabbing the man pushing him outside. The suspect later escaped and jumped onto a motorcycle waiting for him outside as witnessed by some neighbours,” Owoyesigyire said.
The police recovered two brand new pangas in a sack at a small garden of tomatoes in the legislators premises.
“Other items of material evidence have also been recovered, We recorded statements from relevant witnesses,” he said.
The police has also embarked on viewing CCTV footages with an aim of identifying the rider.
Speaking to journalists at her home, Nambooze said that the assailant holding an object, gained access to her bedroom, and told her to say her last prayers before she is killed.
“The man told me to face the wall and say my last prayers because he was to kill me, I made an alarm that attracted my husband, Henry Bakireke who was in the sitting room praying,” she said.
Nambooze added, “My husband rushed and rescued me by grabbing the man and pushing him outside. Unfortunately, he escaped.”