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Uganda Police warns on planned Age Limit processions

Police try to stop a recent “Togikwatako” march against the Age Limit debate in the city. Police has warned about Thursday processions.

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda Police has halted any processions across the country related to the Age Limit debate that is expected to be tabled in Parliament on Thursday.

“Police has credible information that there are groups using the cover of processions, who intend to cause violence and mayhem particularly in the city including targeting Parliament where the age limit debate is expected to begin,” Kayihura said in a statement.

Kahiyura said that whereas Police recognizes the right to demonstrate, it also has an obligation under the constitution to keep law and order and prevent crime.

“All planners of such processions, should use other forms of demonstration and expression other than procession e.g TV, radios and other electronic and print media or indoor meetings,” Kayihura said in a statement.

Parliament, where police has deployed, has been tense for the past one week.

The Member of Parliament for Igara West Raphael Magyezi told reporters at parliament on Tuesday that he is receiving death threats because of his private members’ bill on proposed amendment of article 102 (b) of the constitution to lift the age limit of the presidency.

Earlier, Kampala Central MP Mohammed Nsereko warned that oppossition will halt any attempts to table the Age Limit bill on Thursday.

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