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AGE LIMIT: Battle moves from Article 102(b) to Rule 201(b)

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Debate on the Constitution Amendment Bill (No2) of 2017 kicked off Monday evening and continues this morning after a dramatic day in which several MPs were thrown out of the house and Parliament’s Rule 201b was suspended. After the report of the committee on legal …

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BREAKING: Opposition MPs walk out of parliament

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A section of MPs opposed to amending the Uganda constitution heeded a call by Leader of Opposition in Parliament Winnie Kiiza and briefly stormed out of parliament as the report of the legal and parliamentary committee was being read. Kiiza said they had walked out …

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LIVE: Ssemujju thrown out of house again

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | MPs Ssemujju Nganda,  Mubarak Munyangwa, Allan Ssewanyana, Gerald Karuhanga, Jonathan Odur and Anthony Akol were thrown out of parliament as the second reading of the constitution amendment bill 2017 got off to a chaotic start. Just before speaker Rebecca Kadaga suspended parliament to 2pm to …

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KADAGA: Those are my bodyguards

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The second reading of the constitution amendment bill 2017 got off to a chaotic start, with members of the opposition again questioning the presence of plain clothes security operatives in the chamber. “Those are my bodyguards, don’t you know them?” Kadaga asked. “I am …

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LIVE: ‘Police ready for Age Limit debate’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s Police chief Gen. Kale Kayihura has vowed that his officers will ensure proceedings in parliament are not interrupted when the constitution amendment bill 2017 comes up for its second reading today. “We support the Parliament and there must be order at Parliament. We …

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Kadaga blocks access to Parliament from President’s Office

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Speaker Rebecca Kadaga has ordered security organs other than the police to vacate parliament as tension rises ahead of the second reading of the “Age Limit” consitution amendment bill 2017. Kadaga also asked police to seal off the hallway linking the President’s Office and parliament, …

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Police on high alert as Age Limit debate returns to parliament

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police and “sister agencies” are on high alert as parliament resumes this week to receive and debate the constitutional amendment bill which intends to among many changes lift the age limit for the presidency. “We are aware of the opposition’s plan to stage violent …

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THIS WEEK: Committee concludes age – limit consultations

THIS WEEK: Committee concludes age – limit consultations Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee of Parliament chaired by West Budama South MP Jacob Oboth Oboth has concluded its hearings with its final witness being president Museveni who is seen to be the direct beneficiary of …

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COMMENT: Museveni on Bobi Wine

To see young people oblivious of the issues but in leadership is not good for the country COMMENT | Yoweri Kaguta Museveni | Again, I congratulate our young friend, the Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine, for his recent election in Kyadondo North.  I also notice that he is quite …

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