AGE LIMIT SAGA:MUSEVENI’S DEATH MOCKERS REMANDED IN MBARARA
By John Aine
Grade one magistrate’s court in Mbarara yesterday remanded three people who were caught red-handed with a coffin labeled with some words mocking president Museveni;s death.
Court presided over by Magistrate Susan Abinyo heard that on Friday of July 7, 2017 while in Mbarara town, Rogers Asiimwe commonly known as Omunyibanda ; a journalist working with link FM ,Max Muhumuza the spokes person for shadow Ankole Kingdom,and Albert Nangumya ; a student at Bishop Stuart University were allegedly found with a coffin bearing president Yoweri Museveni’s portrait and words reading “Rest in peace Museveni”.
The trio denied the case thus prompting the presiding magistrate to remand them to Kyamugoorani government prison until 20/7/2017 when they will appear again for mentioning of their case.
This incident occurred at the time when some legislators are calling for the removal of presidential age limit.
Protesters showed dissatisfaction to the president that he is working with his cabinet as earlier said by justice and constitutional affairs minister Gen. kahinda Otafiire to change the constitution of Uganda especially article 102(b) which clearly indicates the age limit of the president
.That anyone to become the president, he or she should be between the age of 35 and 75.
In 2021, president Museveni will be above 75. If the age limit is removed the current president will rule for ever.