DP youth, Sejusa aide arrested in age limit bill protest


Police arresting youth

Police on Wednesday arrested a group of youth believed to be members of the Democratic Republic who were protesting over age limit bill.

The group that was carrying posters was arrested intercepted by police at parliament where they were headed.

The motion was last month moved by Nakifuma County MP Eng Robert Kafeero Sekitoleko.

The motion which has for over four weeks stirred debate from sections of the public including political parties and the civil society seeks an upward review of the retirement age of judges and other civil servants.

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Whereas the same matter was expected to hit the floor of parliament last week, the Speaker Rebecca Kadaga pushed it to items under business to follow implying that it is not to be discussed until further notice.

Earlier, Rose Nyakikongoro, one of the newly appointed commissioners of the Judicial Service Commission welcomed the proposal to raise the retirement age of judges.

The DP youth in their protest said they would not allow Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni to use the MP to drive his agenda.

Former Gen. David Sejusa’s aide Moses Bigirwa was among the seven people arrested and detained at Kampala Central Police Station.

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