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In his statement, Kiyingi says the utterances by his rival are defamatory and meant to destroy his reputation before right thinking members of society.
Eva Birimukatonda in middle chats with supporters after being released on police bond for allegedly linking MP Deo Kiyingi to Namaganda\'s death.

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Deogratias Kiyingi, the incumbent Bukomansimbi Member of Parliament has opened a case of defamation against his rival, Eva Birimukatonda at Bukomansimbi Central Police Station. Kiyingi accuses his DP rival of connecting him to the death of Susan Namaganda, the former Bukomansimbi Woman Member of parliament.   

Namaganda was killed in a motor accident in December last year on her way to Kampala for parliamentary business. Kiyingi says that following the death of the legislator, Birimukatonda convened rallies in Kasebweera trading center in Butenga Sub County and Kigungumika village in Bukomansimbi on December 21st and 22nd respectively and told voters that he was behind Namaganda\'s death.

In his statement, Kiyingi says the utterances by his rival are defamatory and meant to destroy his reputation before right thinking members of society. However, in her statement, Birimukatonda denies defaming Kiyingi. 

Birimukatonda told URN in an exclusive interview at Butenga sub county headquarters that she didn\'t convene any rallies on the said dates as alleged by her rival.

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On the contrary, Birimukatonda claims that the day Namaganda died, she received a text message from Kiyingi\'s campaign manager she didn\'t name asking her to contest for the woman parliamentary seat.

Gertrude Temaye, the Bukomansimbi District Police Commander says Birimukatonda recorded a statement and was released in Police bond pending investigations. According to Temaye, they are still gathering evidence on the said allegations. 

Birimukatonda is expected to report to Bukomansimbi Central Police Station on January 13th.