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Age Limit: Mourners Threaten to Lynch MP Kakooza

Emmanuel Kizito Muwonge, one of the mourners told URN that they singled out Kakooza because he has been at the forefront of promoting life presidency.
02 Oct 2017 06:53
Dr Kizza Besigye at the mourning in Lwengo where he announced Tuesday civil disobedience

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James Kakooza, the Kabula County Member of Parliament in Lyantonde district has survived lynching for supporting the scrapping of the presidential age limit. Kakooza is one of the mourners who turned up at Nakawanga village in Kisekka Sub County in Lwengo district for the burial of 76-year- old Vincent Nsamba, the father of Masaka Municipality MP, Mathias Mpuuga.

 

 

No sooner had Kakooza arrived than the mourners jeered at him and asked him to leave immediately. The angry mourners told Kakooza he wasn't welcome to the funeral, since he is one of the enemies of Uganda for supporting the proposed amendment of 102 (b) of the constitution, which caps the president's age to 75 years. 

Some of the mourners started charging at the MP and threatened to lynch him unless he leaves the funeral. The Masaka Municipality MP, Mathias Mpuuga moved Kakooza closer to his seat and assured him of his safety as mourners continued pointing at him fingers.

 

This prompted the Katikiro, Charles Peter Mayiga who was the chief mourner to intervene. He asked the mourners to exercise restraint and pardon Kakooza, saying he would speak to him. However, the mourners continued threatening Kakooza forcing the funeral organisers to keep him inside the house. He was helped to leave the funeral by the Katikiro's guards.

 

 

In his speech, Mayiga applauded the legislators who stood their grounds to protect the constitution. Mayiga said he was very happy with MPs like Mpuuga who don't change their positions on key issues. It is not yet clear why the mourners targeted Kakooza since there were other National Resistance Movement-NRM party members like Christopher Kalemba, the Kakuuto MP and the Nsangi LC III Chairperson, Hajj Abdul Kiyimba among others.

 

Emmanuel Kizito Muwonge, one of the mourners told URN that they singled out Kakooza because he has been at the forefront of promoting life presidency. Speaking at the same funeral, Dr. Kiiza Besigye, the former Forum for Democratic Change-FDC president called for civil disobedience.

 

He said it is time that those opposed to the life presidency and those in favor are known. Besigye said he is sure president; Yoweri Museveni will be defeated with the civil disobedience campaign, which is expected to start on Tuesday this week.

 

Rev Father George William Lubega of Kitovu Cathedral who led the mass, said Vincent Nsamba, a retired head teacher died a miserable man. He explained that Nsamba who was opposed to lifting of Age Limit died before enjoying his pension. He also disclosed that Cardinal Emmanuel Wamala issued a circular asking the clergy in catholic churches to use the pulpit to oppose the proposed scrapping of the presidential Age Limit.

 

 According to Lubega, in his circular, Cardinal Wamala notes that those plotting for the removal of the age limit are committing treason.

 

 

 

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