Legislators on the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee on Wednesday sent away the Attorney General, Mr Kiryowa Kiwanuka, refusing to review the Sexual Offences Bill 2020 as directed by President Museveni.
The MPs said President Museveni failed to return the Bill within the 30-day-period after refusing to assent to it as stipulated in the Consitution. They also said that any reviews on the Bill would attract constitutional implications.
As she chaired the House on Tuesday last week, Deputy Speaker Ms Anita Among directed MPs on the aforementioned committee to effect the changes that President Museveni had highlighted in a letter he wrote to the Speaker.
In his August 3, 2021 letter addressed to Speaker Jacob Oulanyah, the President said the legislation needs to be reviewed to address the redundancies, noting that some of the clauses in the Bill were already provided for in other legislation.