BY WILBER MUHWEZI KASIBANTE
Mzee William Mukaira 89, an educationalist, politician, businessman and senior citizen has warned president Yoweri Museveni not to amend the constitution in order to be president beyond 75 years.
“I want to assure President Museveni and Ugandans that I have gone beyond 75 years and its very difficult for a president to lead a country when he or she is above 75 years” Mukaira warned.
He noted that he is above 75 years and he knows very well what he is going through. At this age of 75 years and above one doesnot need to be president. He added its retirement age but not to carry a country on one’s head.
Mzee Mukaira said this last week in an exclusive interview with www.mknewslink.com managing editor at his home in Bwatogo village in Bushenyi Ishaka municipality.
Mk newslink.com managing editor visited Mukaira to ask him how it is one to be beyond 75 and can lead a country effectively.
MP Rafeal Magyezi of Igara West in Bushenyi has already presented a bill to parliament seeking to amend the constitution to enable president Museveni rule beyond 75 years.
Mzee Mukaira 89 years noted that if Museveni decides to go beyond 75 years like what President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe has done then it will be bad news for Uganda.
An attempt by mp Magyezi to amend the constitution to allow president Museveni to continue as president beyond 75 years resulted into a bitter fight between the opposition and NRM MPs in parliament. 25 mps were suspended for three sittings. Two MPs Betty Namboze and Zacky of Mityana municipality are still admitted in Kampala hospitals.
SOURCE: www.mknewslink.com a western Uganda news website