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MPs Kiwanda, Nabakooba ‘stoned’ over age limit

Judith Nabakooba

Members of parliament from Mityana were forced to flee from their own constituents, who reportedly stoned them, accusing the legislators of supporting the lifting of the presidential age limit from the Constitution.

Mityana North MP, Godfrey Kiwanda Suubi, also state minister for Tourism and Judith Nabakooba, Mityana Woman MP had to be rescued from the angry residents in Kiyoganyi town in Mityana by the police.

According to a news report by CBS radio, the MPs had gone to attend a council meeting yesterday  to discuss infrastructure developments in the district.

But on arrival in Kiyoganyi, Bulera sub-county, according to the report, the MPs were not even allowed to disembark from the vehicles, with residents throwing stones at the legislators.  

Kiwanda, reportedly did not take the threats seriously and attempted to get out of his vehicle. At this point, the residents now started picking up sticks threatening to beat him up.

For Nabakooba, however, she drove away quickly, blaming her political rivals for paying off the youth to assault the MPs. She reportedly called on government to beef up the security of NRM MPs. 

However Kiwanda dismissed the report as 'unprofessional reporting' claiming CBS radio had no reporter on the ground. He said the meeting went on "peacefully" without any trouble as reported. But the reporter, Nsubuga Kasumba insists his story is true and that the youths attempted to lynch the MPs.

According to him, the youth were chanting "Togikwakatako" [don't touch the Constitution]  accusing the MPs of being in support of what they called life presidency of President Yoweri Museveni. The youths according to Nsubuga said, this time round, they won't be bought off and used because this time they are not settling for less.

Mityana district police commander (DPC) Emmanuel Makumbi had to deploy his police officers to safely evacuate the MPs. As she was being driven away, Nabakooba reportedly said she had identified the abusive youth and vowed to return with presidential guards - Special Forces Command (SFC) to hunt them down.

MP Kiwanda (L) sent us this picture to 'prove' the meeting went on 'peacefully' 

After two days of brawling inside the chambers, Igara West MP, Raphael Magezi finally tabled a motion seeking leave to draft a bill that would among other things amend to Article 102(b of the constitution to lift presidential age limits in a one-sided parliament attended only by NRM MPs.

The largely unpopular proposal has been vehemently resisted by a large section of the citizenry and civil society. 

Comments

+6 #1 Raouline 2017-09-30 18:16
Am sorry but what did they expect? The people are clearly fed up of representatives who only think of themselves.

So please if you want to mourn about being stoned, think twice.
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0 #2 Akot 2017-09-30 18:27
It's time for ALL who do not want museveni & the entire system he put in place to UNITE & say NO!

Has the entire country not had enough of isolation-pointing fighers-beatings-arrests-oppression-waiting-illite racy-lack of healthcare... while the dictator & the handful around him want this to continue?

Violence won't stop these demons, only UNITY against them will & this will only have result if Ugandans who do not want the dictator come out to demonstrate & block him!

This also means Ugandans must accept just 1 of them to lead them (just 1 opposition BLOCK), in order to conclude & have a start!

But of course, without Unity, independent tribal states MUST be formed & NOW!

There MUST be NO MORE TAX MONEY for these demons!...
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+1 #3 Akot 2017-09-30 18:34
...Ugandans Must block Kampala-Entebbe completely & bring it to stand still!

The country belongs to Ugandans who want change & they alone can block & bring to an end this senseless situation!

If in +30 years these goons have not put in place
infrastructure developments projects, how can they do it now?

Has museveni not turned us against one another long enough & made us more poor than ever before, while he, the former asylum seeker lives like a god in his new found land?

How can any Ugandan still go along with museveni when the entire country is bleeding-looted-oppressed...by the demon?
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+2 #4 Juma Kato 2017-09-30 18:37
Let me guess : Didaz is going to ask again why Ugandans get violent and stone their MPs.

Some other unintelligent talkers are going to ask what Kadaga should have done when Mps had suddenly turned into hooligans.

The thing is this : Dictator Museveni believes in nothing but violence. His mustard seed is all about dominance by voilence . The Bible says that you reap what you sow.

When Mumbere and his supporters locked themselves inside the palace and refused to come out, Gen. Katumba Wamala and other important lovers of peace advised that the Police and army should besiege the palace and some how force the ones inside to eventually surrender.

The dictator pretended to listen , while he ordered his army to shoot and kill the people who were inside including women and children.

We all saw those naked dead bodies being heaped up . The bodies were left to rot before being dumped into mass graves.
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+2 #5 Juma Kato 2017-09-30 18:40
The raid in parliament was only less bloody that the one in Kasese because of the presence of the international eye.

When Nankabirwa had warned the opposition to come with their coffins , she was aware of what these same killers did in Kasese.

It is not difficult to understand why the people who see images of Museveni`s gang headed by alliens killing Uganda throwing stones at those who support the killing of Ugandans to go on without end.
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+7 #6 MUNYAMAHORO 2017-09-30 19:33
the picture above does not depict a council session going on but maybe funeral
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+2 #7 Phalanch 2017-09-30 22:32
These are traitors , corrupt minds, cowards, who sold out in broad day light as the entire nation watched.

They have NO MORAL rights whatsoever to talk to the citizens of Mityana they deserve this isolation reception wherever they go , they r of no more use.
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+2 #8 Raouline 2017-09-30 23:59
Quoting MUNYAMAHORO:
the picture above does not depict a council session going on but maybe funeral

Lol,true
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+2 #9 Empayippayi 2017-10-01 12:57
Quoting MUNYAMAHORO:
the picture above does not depict a council session going on but maybe funeral



A meeting of 4 people to discuss the district infrastructure development? Looks more like a family get together.
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0 #10 Lakwena 2017-10-02 07:48
It is becoming as clear as space that Ugandans are sick and tired of subjection to Mr. M7 manipulation.

31 years and counting, the people are sick and tired of the man's selfish, arrogant, grumpy sights and sounds.

In other words, come next election, the duo or any other NRM MP's only political survival is to openly oppose the Age-limit amendment machination.

Otherwise, more and more, the political uncertainty is also becoming very clear for the Pro-age-limit agitators; whose political survival depend on Mr. M7's dishonesty. E.g. except saluting and saying: "Yes Sir, what job will Nabakooba and Simeon Nsubga do, when they lose during 2021 election?

Maybe they will start a private Security company.
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