Age Limit: Besigye Put under House Arrest

Opposition kingpin Dr Kizza Besigye has been placed under house arrest at his home in Kasangati, Wakiso district.

Minutes to 10am local time, Police started surrounding Dr Besigye’s home in Kasangati.

Police suspected Besigye would take part in age limit protests in Kampala.

Last week, protestors in Kampala, including students at Makerere University, demonstrated to show disdain of a motion by ruling NRM MPs led by Igara West’s Raphael Magyezi to delete the upper age limit in article 102b of the constitution that bars those above 75 years to stand for president.

When Uganda goes to the polls in 2021, Yoweri Museveni, Uganda’s three-decade president, will be over the upper age limit.

Police and military remain heavily deployed at Parliament where MPs are expected to meet today.

There’s also heavy deployment at Makerere where students are already up in arms over the age limit removal plot.

Samuel Kamugisha