At least 14 youth activists have been arrested in Kampala for protesting proposed amendments to remove the age limit from the country’s constitution to allow three-decade president Yoweri Museveni rule beyond the age of 75.
The arrested youths belong to the ‘Jobless Brotherhood’ and they were arrested from down town Kampala on Monday and detained at Central Police Station.
Clad in all-white robes, they were found distributing fliers to members of the public, urging them calling to join the defend the Constitution before it was too weak to defend them. against what they called ‘selfish people.’
Some of the arrested have been identified as Nasser Nsereko, Jackson Ssemwanga, Edward Luta, Edris Mutebi, Robert Ntambi and Abel Mucunguzi. Others are Eddy Atwine, Joab Agaba, and Eria Musoke.
Makindye West MP Allan Ssewanyana was also arrested in the protest as he reportedly tried to block police from arresting the Jobless Brotherhood youths he claimed were his electorate.
Police were tight-lipped on why they had arrested the youths.
Recently, police has been providing security to pro-age limit removal activists.