Lira Protester Burns Tyres, Holds Mock Funeral in Age Limit Protest

Protests against the lifting of Uganda’s presidential age limit are taking shape on the day members of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) are expected to table a bill intended to remove the upper age limit to allow three-decade president rule for life.

At about 8:30am, Kampala lord mayor Erias Lukwago was arrested as he attempted to leave his home in Wakaliga.

Some 330km from the capital Kampala, a solitary protester in Lira Town of northern Uganda burnt tyres as other people looked on.

He also carried a ‘coffin’ with inscriptions “REMOVAL OF PRESIDENTIAL AGE LIMIT IS THE DEATH OF OUR COUNTRY”.

The protester placed the ‘coffin’ near the burning tyre in the middle of the road.

Police would later foil the solitary protest.

Samuel Kamugisha