AGE LIMIT WAR:POLICE STILL DEPLOYED AT MAGYEZI UP COUNTRY HOME
By Nelson Twinamatsiko and Wilber Muhwezi Kasibante
Police in Bushenyi district is still deployed at the Igara west MP Raphael Magyezi’s home and political office in Kyamuhunga sub-county.
Following the Thursday aborted protest codenamed Kogikwatako against Magyezi in Butare Kyamuhunga by his constituents, police continue to guard both home and office of the controversial legislator who is championing plans to delete presidential age limit from the constitution of Uganda.
Eddie Serunjoji; the Greater Bushenyi Regional Police Commander
Talking to www.mknewslink.com editors this morning, the Regional Police Commander for Greater Bushenyi’Eddie Serunjoji confirmed the presence of security personnel at the home and office of Hon.Magyezi.
He says the police deployment is intended to quell any attack against the embattled legislator’s property.
On Thursday 21st Sept.2017 angry residents of Igara west constituent organized a surprise demonstration in Butare trading centre Kyamuhunga town council near Magyezi’s offices to express their anger with their MP whom they accused of being a traitor and self seeker.
Magyezi was set to table the controversial Bill targeting to remove presidential age limit but he was forced not to table it as the both NRM and opposition MPs refused to deliberate, pointing to deployment of security personnel at the parliament as an excuse.
Similar protests had broken out in different parts of the country, opposing the plans to delete article 102 of the 1995 Uganda’s constitution.www.mknewslink.com can confirm.
The article considers any Ugandan above 75 year of age not legible to compete for any elective position.
If the article 102 is amended, president Museveni who will have clocked 75 years of age in 2021 will again contest for a sixth term in the highest office.