THIS WEEK: Anti – age limit MPs summoned for interrogation
Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |After an NRM legislators’ meeting organized by Kassanda South representative Simeo Nsubuga proposed the tabling of a private members’ bill to amend article 102 (b) of the constitution which puts presidential age limit at 75 years, some members of parliament called a press conference to announce that they were against the move. MPs – Theodore Ssekikubo of Lwemiyaga, Muhammad Nsereko of Kampala Central, Barnabus Tinkasimire of Buyaga West and Allan Ssewanyana of Makindye East on Sept.14 took to the media to warn and call upon the public to oppose the proposed amendment saying that the MPs in support had been paid.
However, MPs – Ssewanyana, Ssekikubo and Nsereko on Sept.18 received letters from the Police Criminal Investigations Department headquarters in Kibuli to be interrogated about the statements they made during the press conference. According to the police, the statements were inciting violence. But, Ssekikubo said these summons were unconstitutional since as parliamentarians they have the liberty to express themselves freely while in the precincts of the house.