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Ugandan MP in trouble for urinating in public

By NAHASHON MUSUNGU September 28th, 2017 1 min read

A Kampala Court has summoned a Ugandan Member of Parliament for being a public nuisance.

The Kampala City Hall Court on Wednesday issued criminal summons against Arua Municipality lawmaker Ibrahim Abiriga after he admitted to urinating near the Ministry of Finance within the city’s CBD.

In an earlier interview, the lawmaker confessed to answering the call of nature in public, stating he was “badly off”.

He would later describe a photo showing him in the act as “hopeless.”

He also blamed journalists for what he described as the “mess” of the photo that has since gone viral.


“I was badly off. Should I have kept urine on myself?” he told NBS TV.

“You journalists are the ones behind this mess, spreading that picture on WhatsApp. I was badly off, I wanted to urinate, I jumped a bit to ease myself. How can I keep urine on me?” he posed.

Still, sections of the Ugandan media have  continued to question the act.

“The Ministry of Finance is a few metres from parliament, where the MP could easily access the toilets. Besides, there are offices nearby where he (Abiriga) could easily access the toilets,” a local daily reported.