By Richard Akandwanaho
Police in Kanungu has arrested and detained at least seven youths among them the Kanungu Youth Chairman; Martin Kafanta Atukwase for taking part in the anti-age limit amendment protests.
Early morning yesterday26t Sept.2017, a group of about 200 youth took to the streets of Kanungu town, demonstrating against the amendment of article 102(b) of the Ugandan constitution aimed at removing the presidential age of 75 years for the president.
The demonstrators were seen clad in red t-shirts and placards which read Kanungu district says ‘togikwatako 102 b’ among others.
The demonstrators said movers of this motion are just self seekers adding that president Museveni should now be focusing at how possible he can have a peaceful transition of power and therefore no need to amend the constitution.
Before his arrest, the Kanungu Youth Chairperson; Martin Kafanta Atukwase told www.mknewslink.com that the amendment of article 102 b is disastrous to the peace of the Ugandans and the general country at large.
He said there are more pressing issues in the country especially youth unemployment, continued killings of women in Entebbe among others, which the government should attend to first than just attending to selfish personal interests of amending the constitution.
However, the Kanungu district police commander Julius Tugumenawe says they won’t tolerate any kind of demonstrations to disturb the peace of the general public.