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Heavy Security Deployment At Parliament Ahead Of Crucial Appropriation Bill Session

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A significant police presence has been established around Parliament in anticipation of today’s urgent plenary session to finalize the Appropriation Bill. The Clerk to Parliament ended a month-long recess for MPs after President Museveni refused to sign the Bill and sent it back.

Legislators are tasked with correcting anomalies from the Budget Processing, where Shs750 billion was reallocated without the Finance Ministry’s approval. President Museveni, in a letter to Speaker Anita Among, stated he would not endorse the Bill due to these discrepancies and ordered the funds to be redistributed properly.

With the financial year commencing on July 1, the recall of the August House aims to ensure the Bill is swiftly finalized and approved.

While the reason for the heavy security deployment was not immediately clear, sources suggest it may be linked to last week’s events in Nairobi, where citizens stormed Kenya’s parliament in protest of a finance bill.

All committee meetings have been suspended, and Opposition Whip John Baptist Nambeshe’s meeting with a delegation from the Young Democratic Union of Africa is also affected.

Police are stationed at key points including Nile Avenue roundabout, National Theatre, and the main gate of Parliament.

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