NRM caucus moves to expel 27 MPs who voted against age limit bill

NRM caucus moves to expel 27 MPs who voted against age limit bill

As dust settles and the consequences of the 27 NRM lawmakers that voted against the constitutional amendment No. 2 bill of 2017 soon becoming known, Kasambya County MP Gaffa Mbwatekamwa and Lwemiyaga MP Theodore Ssekikubo have said they have no intention of attending today’s (Tuesday) NRM parliamentary Caucus meeting. According Solomon Silwany, the caucus vice-chairperson, […]

High Court ‘lacks jurisdiction’ to hear Age Limit case against Kadaga

High Court ‘lacks jurisdiction’ to hear Age Limit case against Kadaga

Chaotic scenes erupted as protesters besieged the High Court to express support for Speaker Rebecca Kadaga on Wednesday. This happened as High Court Judge Margaret Oguli Oumo heard the case of six MPs who are challenging their suspension from Parliament by Ms.  Kadaga during the AgeLimit debate last month. The youth were carrying placards written […]

Museveni signs controversial Age Limit bill into law in ‘rush job’

Museveni signs controversial Age Limit bill into law in ‘rush job’

In the end, Yoweri Museveni’s top achievement since being reelected as president in 2016– amending the Uganda Constitution to be able to contest in the 2021 general election – was finalized in a “rush job” of an affair. And that was OK with him. On Tuesday, January 02, 2018, Mr. Museveni signed into law the […]

Age limit bill passed

Age limit bill passed

The first hurdle to make sure that President Yoweri Museveni, 73, will be able to run in elections in 2021 if the bill has been passed. Parliament presided over by Speaker Rebecca Kadaga passed the first vote on the contentious bill to remove the presidential age limit, with a two-thirds majority by the ruling party […]

‘Koboko people told me not only to touch the constitution, but squeeze it’ MP Evelyn Anite says

‘Koboko people told me not only to touch the constitution, but squeeze it’ MP Evelyn Anite says

The Privatization Minister Evelyn Anite has today Parliament that the peace and stability enjoyed in Northern Uganda is attributed to President Museveni, who cannot be blocked from standing for President. Ms. Anite was speaking on Wednesday as legislators debating findings of the report by the Legal and Parliamentary affairs committee which endorsed the proposals initially […]

MPs fight over soldiers inside Parliament

MPs fight over soldiers inside Parliament

Tension heated up on Tuesday in Parliament after chaos erupted before being adjourned unceremoniously on Day two of the age limit debate. Amuru District Woman MP Lucy Akello (FDC)  said she has found soldiers occupying both the Catholic/Anglican Chaplaincy prayer places in Parliament before there was a near fist fight in between Hon. Odongo Otto […]

Museveni in Nairobi visit amidst Age Limit pressure

Museveni in Nairobi visit amidst Age Limit pressure

While President Yoweri Museveni’s ruling party NRM battles opposition in a bid to have the Age Limit legislation passed before Christmas, the Head of State has arrived in the Kenyan Capital Nairobi for a two-day official visit at the invitation of President Uhuru Kenyatta. The President was received this morning at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport by […]

Oboth Oboth grilled by Kadaga as Age Limit debate resumes in Parliament

Oboth Oboth grilled by Kadaga as Age Limit debate resumes in Parliament

Parliament is in session for Day two debate on the bill removing presidential age limit after the report was tabled on Monday. Presiding is Speaker Rebbeca Kadaga who walked into the chambers just after 11:00am  EAT – to essentially clear the way for current President Yoweri Museveni to stand for a sixth time as put by the […]

Opposition calls for ejection of Age Limit Bill

Opposition calls for ejection of Age Limit Bill

Opposition legislators who had earlier walked out of parliament amid controversy on a report from consultations on a proposal to lift the cap on the presidential age has now called for its ejection. Opposition and campaigners are opposed to the bill, arguing that the move by the ruling NRM is intended to allow incumbent President […]

Presidential age removal from the constitution ‘done deal’

Presidential age removal from the constitution ‘done deal’

The Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee of Parliament has endorsed a proposal to lift the limits on the presidential age from the constitution. The recommendations are based on outcomes of the consultation process on a private members bill presented in September by Igara West MP Raphael Magyezi. The bill sought to among others; amend Article […]

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