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PHOTOS: Sejusa Aide Bigirwa,6 Others Arrested Over Age Limit Bill

A policeman forces the group leader Bigirwa onto the patrol vehicle

Police on Wednesday morning arrested 7 activists led by Moses Bigirwa, order http://celiac-disease.com/wp-includes/post-formats.php an aide to former coordinator of intelligence organs Gen. David Sejusa. The group was apparently demonstrating against the Age Limit Bill.

The youths who identified themselves as  Democratic Party youth leaders stormed parliament with placards and demanded to see theNakifuma Member of Parliament  Eng. Robert Kafeero Ssekitoleeko whom they blamed for orchestrating the ‘useless’ Bill.

The group led by Bigirwa(2ndL) matches to parliament.

The group led by Bigirwa(2ndL) matches to parliament.

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The bill is seeking among others to extend the age limit of judicial officers and scrapping the term limits for the Independent Electoral Commissioners.

“Youths all over the country have no jobs but he is bringing such a bill which is useless to the people. We can’t allow such a bill be passed by parliament,” the group said.

The youths tried in vain to resist arrest

The youths tried in vain to resist arrest

There was a scuffle as the group battled with police while they resisted arrest.

However, police led by CPS DPC Joseph Bakaleke swung into action arresting all members and detaining them at the Kampala Central Police Station.

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The private member’s constitutional amendment bill has raised dust in parliament and has on 2 attempts failed to be tabled on the floor of the August house following concerns from legislators.

Most critics belive that the bill is meant to provide ground for amending the presidential age limit in the constitution.

Other members confessed to have been bribed with as little as Shs1 million to support the controversial bill.

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