Various Members of Parliament returned to their districts to consult the population about the lifting of the presidential age limit. In some places, it is peaceful, whereas in others, there are a few scuffles. Two days back, the people of Moyo district decided to take the law into their own hands. They rioted and held a strike over the order for the arrest of Obongi County Member of Parliament, Hassan Kaps Fungaroo, who was consulting them over the said bill.
It is alleged that the police however dismissed these claims. The Police Spokesperson, AIGP Asan Kasingye explained that the citizens were just not happy about the delayed road construction by the Uganda National Roads Authority. (UNRA)
A group of angry residents from Moyo district, surrounded their Deputy Police Officer, and arrested him, as portrayed by a photograph that circulated around social media. In other pictures also, tires were being burnt in the middle of the town road road. According to edge.ug, it was termed as a citizens arrest. They further defined it as an arrest made by a person who is not acting as a sworn law-enforcement official.
The government of Uganda is on a move to amend the constitution, remove the presidential age from existence. In pursuit of this, the 449 Members of parliament were a few months back, each given a sum of 29 million Uganda Shillings to seek the views of their various supporters on the presidential age limit issue that had been postponed. As the deadlines draw nearer, there have been positive responses from some places, whereas others have completely opposed the move.