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Gen Kayihura denies banning age limit debate

Inspector General of Police Kale Kayihura has distanced himself from reports that he banned the age limit amendment debates in universities.

In a statement issued by Uganda Police on Saturday, the force said: “We strongly reject these assertions by The Observer as false.”

“The IGP did not use those words as alleged by the journalist at any one time and neither did he communicate to anyone on phone,” the statement said.

IGP Kale Kayihura

The Observer of July 14, 2017 published a story which indicated that the IGP had banned any debate on the age limit debate in universities, saying that it should be confined to parliament.

The controversial bill is believed to be in the offing and when considered, it will pave way for the removal of the 75-year age limit for presidential candidates and will allow President Museveni to run again in 2021 when he is past that age.

“The police are well aware that universities and tertiary institutions are learning environments where open and robust expressive activities are highly promoted,” police said in a statement.

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0 #1 animal 2017-07-17 09:46
If he didn't make those statements banning universities from discussing the taboo and controversial subject of term limits, then where did the observer dream up that assertion?

The media is your friend today and your worst enemy tommorow.
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0 #2 Gwok 2017-07-17 11:52
Quoting animal:
If he didn't make those statements banning universities from discussing the taboo and controversial subject of term limits, then where did the observer dream up that assertion? ....
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Sir, please allow me to help you here: First, the fact is that whoever controls security in Kampala, rules the Nation/State.

Secondly, changing the Head of State in Uganda means the above and Gen KK is informing us about that it has already happened and, therefore, the age debate is irrelevant.

If so, please imagine the scenario in which M7 quits power [does not matter HOW].

The Gen is drawing our attentin to the fact that, (a) the president can now leave power any time and be sure that his son is the next president, and (b) that the age-limit debate is a useful diversion that gives time for the other plan to settle-in. [Please have warm feet, Dear The Observer]
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0 #3 Phalanch 2017-07-17 14:22
It's not the first time we hear them swallowing their own very words but whatever the case may be .

Uganda stands by article 102 period .
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0 #4 Gwok 2017-07-17 16:11
Quoting Gwok:
[quote name="animal"]If he didn't make those statements banning universities from discussing the taboo and controversial subject of term limits, then where did the observer dream up that assertion? ....
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This is further to my earlierr comment about his subject.

Now " .... Gen Kayihura denies banning age limit debate ..." I told you so.

He is confirming that his earler statement was misunderstood.
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