The Uganda police Force has summoned four Members of parliament over statements made in relation to the proposed removal of the presidential age limit. The MPs Muhammad Nsereko, Theodore Ssekikubo, Barnabas Tinkasimire and Allan Ssewanyana, are expected to appear before the Criminal Investigations Department in Kibuli on Tuesday September 19 at 11a.m. They will appear before Assistant Commissioner of Police Francis Olugu.
A letter, written by Mark Paul Odong, for the Director of Criminal Investigations indicates that the legislators are under investigation for offensive communication and inciting violence.”Pursuant to section 27A of the Police Act, you are required to report to the Office of the Commissioner Media Crimes, in order to provide valuable information in regard to theallegations.
Their summons stem from comments made during a press conference at Parliament in which they expressed dissatisfaction with a planned move to amend article 102 (b) of the constitution to lift the cap on the presidential age limit.
The members committed to fight tooth and nail to block the private members bill before it is tabled on the floor of parliament. Nsereko said they would tear the hard copies of the bill and stop the speaker from chairing the house, as some of the planned actions to block the bill. But police says such statements were inciting violence. Lwemiyaga County MP Theodore Sekikubo told journalists today that the summons could be meant to keep them off the debate and also see them miss the NRM Caucus. He describes the development as unfortunate.
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