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.
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.